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(JULY 4, 1705 — MARCH 19, 1707) 


C. E. DOBLE, M.A. 


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IT is but a tardy act of reparation to a scholar who was neglected 
during life, and has been imperfectly appreciated in the century and 
a half which has elapsed since his death, for an Oxford Historical Society 
to select as one of its earliest issues a portion of the writings of Thomas 
Hearne. We should have to go very far back, and to come down to 
our own day, in order to find many names worthy to be placed beside 
his on the roll of Oxford alumni who have done distinguished service to 
the cause of historical research. To supersede those numerous editions 
of the sources of English history which Hearne gave to the world in a 
too brief lifetime of fifty-seven years, the resources of the Treasury, with 
a large staff of learned specialists at its disposal, have been employed for 
a generation past. Hearne's Remarks and Collections, of which the first 
instalment is now before us, contain fragments of the materials of which he 
afterwards made such excellent use, beside memoranda on. any subject 
that attracted his attention at the moment. It may be readily conceded 
* | that the words of Bentley — surely as magnificent a eulogy as was ever 
pronounced on one scholar by another — are not in their full sense 
applicable to our antiquary : — The very dust of his writings is gold. But 
we certainly claim that with the dust very much gold is mingled. That 
■■' delightful book Reliquiae Hearnianae, originally printed in a small 
r edition by Dr. Philip Bliss (Oxford, 2 vols. 8vo., 1857), and afterwards 
-published with additional matter in 3 vols. (London, 1869), hardly 
^ professes to contain more than a series of illustrative selections. It may 
I safely be said that until these Diaries of Hearne's (to give them a title 
*^ which he himself rejected), together with his extensive Correspondence, 
are rendered accessible to students in a more complete form than hitherto, 
the history of the Nonjurors, and that of the Universities in the earlier 
portion of the eighteenth century, cannot be finally written. And if it be 
objected that the history of the Nonjurors is of purely antiquarian 
interest, we need only point to the numerous questions concerning the 
relations between the ecclesiastical and civil power which agitate men's 
minds at the present day, and which Sancroft and Kettlewell, Dodwell 
and Hickes, Collier and Ken, had thought out and illustrated with various 
learning, nearly two centuries ago. As a proof of the importance, in the 



annals of English and indeed of European scholarship, of the body to 
which Hearne belonged, it is only necessary to recall the words of one 
whose singular competence to judge will be universally admitted. Pro- 
fessor John E. B. Mayor writes, in the Preface to the Life of Ambrose 
Bonwicke : — Perhaps . . the time has come when o?ie may venture, without 
offence or loss of ifitellectual caste, to challenge the vulgar verdict upon the 
Nonjurors ; and may at least call on their censors to name any English sect 
as eminent, in proportion to its numbers, alike for solid learning, and for 
public as well as private virtues. There is yet another subject on which 
these Collections must be most carefully consulted, and that is one the 
importance and interest of which such a Society as ours is scarcely likely 
to underrate — I mean the personnel of the Oxford of Hearne's day. The 
Athenae Oxonietises ends shortly before 1700; this work takes up the 
thread a few years later, and, at all events until Dr. Rawlinson's Con- 
tinuation of Wood's great work appears in print, must remain our chief 
authority on Oxford men and manners in the first half of the century. 
There is indeed no Laud or Fell dominating the Oxford with which we 
are dealing ; but even this first volume brings us into contact with many 
men whose names are part of the annals of scholarship, — such as Mill, 
Hody, and Potter; Halley, Gregory, and Hudson; Wanley, Gibson, 
and Tanner. There is much original work ; the spirit of research, the 
newborn spirit of criticism, is abroad. 

This is not the place to give a full biography of Hearne ; that must 
be done when the ' Collections ' are completely published, and when the 
editor who has succeeded to me and my imperfect work has only to 
gather up the scattered references in the Diary, and to piece them together 
with what we know from Hearne's Autobiography and from other sources 
of the details of this laborious and well-spent life. It must suffice here 
to recapitulate very briefly a few of the leading facts. The Diarist was the 
son of George Hearne, parish-clerk of White Waltham, Berks, and was 
born in July 1678, so that when the Diary opens he was just completing 
his twenty-seventh year. On account of his boyish promise, he was sent to 
Bray School at the suggestion of Mr. Francis Cherry, of Shottesbrooke, 
who in 1695 took him into his own house, and, in concert with Henry 
Dodwell, superintended his education. He was entered in December 
1695 a 'Batteler' of Edmund Hall, of which Dr. Mill was then Principal, 
and Dr. White Kennett, Rector of Shottesbrooke, Vice-Principal. While 
still an undergraduate, he assisted Mill, Grabe, and other scholars 
with collations of MSS., transcripts, &c. ; several instances are men- 
tioned in the present volume. After taking his B.A. degree in 1699 he 
was urged to undertake mission work in Maryland, together with the 



general supervision of the libraries of that province ; but his inclination 
to the study of Antiquities was already too strong, and he accepted the 
office of Assistant Keeper under Dr. Hudson, then Bodley's Librarian. 
In 1703 he took the degree of Master of Arts, and refused the offer of 
a chaplaincy at Corpus Christi and at All Souls Colleges. Hearne's 
appointment at the Bodleian was therefore his only official post when 
he made the first entry in the Diary on July 4, 1705. It should be 
added that, beside Indexes to L'Estrange's Translation of Josephus 
(1702), to Milles' edition of Cyril (1703), to Dr. Edwards' Preservative 
against Socinianism and to Clarendon's History of the Rebellion (1704), 
he had published the following works : — 

(1) Reliquiae Bodleianae ; or, some Genuine Remains of Sir Thomas 

Bodley (London, 1703). 

(2) C. Plinii Caecilii Secundi Epistolae et Panegyricus (Oxford, 1 703). 

(3) Eutropii Breviarium Historiae Romanae (Oxford, 1703). 

(4) Ductor Historicus. Vol. I. ed. 2. [part only] (London, 1705). 

Vol. II. (Oxford, 1704). 

(5) M. funiani fuslini Historiarum ex Trogo Pompeio Libri XLIV. 

(Oxford, 1705). 

Hearne was at this time accumulating materials for his edition of Livy, 
which was published at Oxford in 1708. With regard to the state of 
public affairs when the Diary opens, the reader need only be reminded 
that the great victory of Blenheim in the previous year had consolidated 
the Whig party; that a General Election took place in the spring of 
1705, and that, when the new Parliament met, the Whigs found them- 
selves in possession of a working majority. 

I must, in conclusion, indicate in a few words what the reader will find 
in these pages. They contain the substance of thirteen only out of the 
145 MS. volumes in which the Collections are comprised. I have sought 
to include all the matter of the original which seemed to me in any way 
interesting, and to summarise what was not worth printing in full ; but 
I am conscious of a few omissions which may furnish a portion of the 
material for a supplementary volume. It is only fair to say that this first 
volume must be the least interesting of the series. As we proceed, the 
entries become more elaborate and less of the nature of hasty jottings, 
while Hearne is continually advancing in literary repute and enlarging 
the circle of his literary acquaintance. I have adopted a uniform mode 
of printing the date of each entry ; but with this exception I have made 
it a rule to enclose in square brackets every word that is not in the 
original. To save space, thick dashes ( — ) have been employed to 



denote a change of topic or of paragraph. It will of course be under- 
stood that the notes which are not bracketed are the author's own. As 
regards the Correspondence, an abstract of which is printed at the 
foot of the page, it has not been thought necessary to give the precise 
reference in each case, as the Letters — with the exception of those of 
Dr. Thomas Smith to Hearne (Bodl. MS. Smith 127) — are all bound 
up in one Series (Bodl. MSS. Rawl. Letters), and any particular letter 
can be readily found by consulting the excellent Slip Index, arranged 
in chronological order, which has been provided by the Society for the 
purposes of this edition. 

Finally, I must ask the kind indulgence of my critics, on account of the 
many difficulties — some personal, some inherent in the nature of the work 
— with which I have had to contend in its execution. They cannot be 
more dissatisfied with the result than myself — and this remark applies es- 
pecially to the Notes, where I have found it necessary to confine myself 
almost entirely to identifying the persons mentioned, and to indicating 
the most obvious sources of information. I have not been able, for 
various reasons, to make by any means an adequate use of the manu- 
script treasures of the Bodleian, and have been obliged too often to 
content myself with the books bearing on the subject to be found in 
my own modest library. But one duty yet remains, and that a wholly 
pleasant one, viz. to return my warmest acknowledgments to my friends 
Mr. T. W. Jackson, M.A., Fellow and Tutor of Worcester College, and 
Mr. F. Madan, M.A., Sub-librarian of the Bodleian, and late Fellow and 
Lecturer of Brasenose College, who have given me constant help and 
sympathy, and have supplied me with much valuable information on 
special points. I wish that I had been able to draw even more freely 
on the stores of knowledge which they are ever so ready to place at the 
disposal of other workers. Nor must I forget to express my thanks to 
Mr. George Parker, of the Bodleian, for his accurate transcription, and 
for his assistance in the compilation of the temporary Index to this 

C. E. D. 

Oxford : 
March 25, 1885. 


Sbuum cutgue. 

VOL. I. 

Pictures in the Gallery of the Publick Library 1 . [1-51.] . . . 

Vettius Valens collected his Anthologia from divers old Authors, now 
lost, w ch makes it so much the more valuable. D r . Bernard transcrib'd 
part of it for Huetius, who promis'd to print y e whole Work at Paris : 
But w* hinder'd him I know not. 

July 4, 1705 (Wed.). M>. W™. Joyner told me that M r . Selden writ 
y e Life of Fryer Bacon. But he cannot tell where 'tis now. At y e same 
time he gave large Encomiums of M r . Milton : but denyes that he died a 
Papist. — L d . Wharton and L d . Godolphin have differ' d very much : so that 
the latter has promis'd to come over to the High Church Party. Upon 10 
w cn Account the L ds . Rochester and Northumberland have had some 
private Discourse with the Queen. — Vettius Valens, p. 153, writes an 
Epistle to one Marcus. Quaere who this should be ? Mr. D. does not 
think him to be Marcus Antoninus. The same Marcus is mention'd 
again in p. 138. The whole work seems to be writ to him. M r . D. 
thinks he hVd in Antoninus Pius's time, as being several times mention'd 
by him. The last note being the 21 st year of his Reign. See p. 146 a. 
Scaliger in his Notes upon Eusebius believes he flourish'd in y e Reign of 
Adrian. M r . Dodwell being writing a Book concerning the Immortality 
of the Soul may have occasion to mention his Age, and to insert a Frag- 20 
ment out of him, there being a Passage to his Purpose. — Salmasius was 
a Person who did not consider very accurately what he writ ; being more 
addicted to Writing and the laborious part of Learning, than true Study, 
w cn consists in a due consideration of w* one reads. — The Translation 
into English of the first six Books of Euclid, with Annotations upon 
them, lately Printed, was done by S r . Charles Scarburgh, and not M r . 
Edm. Scarburgh his Son, who hath put his name to them. For 'tis well 
known that he is not able to do any thing of this kind, or any thing else 
relating to Learning. — D r . Mill's 2 Testam* one of the best Books of its 
kind ever yet done. He has now (July 6* h 1705.) been eight years or 3° 
thereab ts about his Prolegomena. W» I first came to settle at Oxon, viz. 

1 This List is printed from a Letter I sent to London in 1 708. 

2 Yet he was not so accurate in collating the most ancient Copies as could have been 

VOL. I. B 


[1705 : 

A° 1696, he was then upon his Appendix, & I help'd him compare 
several MSS ts for that end. 
July 6 (Fri.). . . 

J Ex Anthologia Vettij Valentis in Bibl. Bodl. Arch. Seld. 35, fol. 153. . . 
S r . G eo . Mackenzy p. 8 of his Jus Regium tells us that Buchanan's 
Book De jure Regni apud Scolos was condemn'd by the Parliament 
of Scotland in Anno 1584, w cn he says was the very first Parliament 
y* ever sate after that Book was printed : \v ch is a great Error, there 
being a Parliament in 1581, & the first Edition was in 1580, if not 

10 1579. — I am told that D r . John Edwards of Cambridge, Author of 
The Preacher, (w cn some say, tho' I think otherwise, is a very trite, silly 
Book) has assum'd to himself the Honour of being Author of The 
Preservative against Socimanism, written by D r . Jonathan Edwards, 
Principal of Jesus College in Oxford. — A. Popma collected Fragmenta 
Sallustij, printed in a seperate Book from his Fragmenta veterum His- 
toricorum Latinorum. I have not yet seen it. — I am told of a 2 d Edition 
of M r . Dodwell's Book against Occasional Conformity, w cl1 I have not yet 
observ'd. (nec quidem constat talem prodijs[s]e Editionem.) — Amongst 
M r . Selden's MSS ts in the Publick Library is a very old one, (Seld. Supra 

20 num. 12.) written above 700 years since, containing several Things of 
Philo, some pieces whereof being commentaries upon the Command- 
ments, were never yet printed. See there fol. 59, and compare it w th the 
Printed Copies. M r . Grabe has a fair Transcript w cn he has communi- 
cated to M r . Dodwell 2 . — Amongst the Baroccian MSS ts is a Comment 
upon Aristides. M r . Bergerus, lately admitted a Student in the Publick 
Library, (being Professor of Poetry in the University of Wittemberg) is 
taking a Copy of it w tu a Design to make it publick in a new Edition of 
Aristides, w cn I am inform'd he intends to put forth. 

July 7 (Sat.). Some Corrections of Livy in Pareus's Lexicon Criticum. 

30 — Lately found at Wells the Hair of a Woman very fresh and firm, 
tho' she had been buried above 140 Years, as appears from the Date., 

July 8 (Sun.). Morhofius in his Polyhistor has given but a very 
indifferent Character of our English Authors, especially such as have 
written in Latin. He finds several Faults in Milton, tho' it is well known 
that his Latin is much better y n Salmasius's. — I am inform'd that 
Morhofius's Discourse 3 De Livij Patavinitaie is judiciously written. 
I have not yet seen it. M r . Berger has a Discourse upon y e same 
subject not yet publish'd. — S ir James Astrey tells me he was imploy'd 
by the University of Oxofi to buy for y m D r . Isaac Vossius's Study of 

4° Books, & y* upon their Refusal to give y e Price w cn was demanded, 
Graevius procur'd the most considerable. 

Ex MS. Baroc, num. 91, f. 17 a. tov dyicorarov HarpLap^ov ... €irj yxera 
TrdvTcov rav rrjv opdoboi-Lav daira^opevoiv. 

Germanus was made Patriarch of Constantinople Anno 1222, but 

1 See Mr. Dodwell's Discourse about the Distinction betw. Soul and Spirit, p. 245. 
. . . Ad cl. Dodwellum misi hujus exscripti partem, qui et edidit in libro de Animae 

2 Cl. Dodwellus plura ex hoc codice propria exscripsit manu quae nunc habentur 
apud chartas ejus ineditas. 

3 Ex quo hoc scripsi, vidi equidem & perlegi. 

July 4-10.] 

VOLUME /, PAGES 56-101. 


resided at Nice, whither the Patriarchate had been translated upon the 
Taking of Constantinople by the Latins. 

July 9(Mon.). Just publish'd The Memorial of the Church of England, 
a Pamphlet in 4*0, wherein divers intrigues of a great Minister of State are 
discovered, and the Designs of the Whigs for destroying the Church are 
manifested. — S r James Astrey tells me that Morhofius's Posthumous 
Works are lately publish'd, & That his tract de Livij Patavinitate is 
reprinted amongst y m . — In M r . Badger's Copy of Aldus's Ed. of Pliny's 
Epp. is a MS* Epistle concerning Pliny of P. Beroaldus ad Jo. Vectim- 
bergensem. The Beginning Epistolicam Scriptionem, quae longe 10 
omnium utilissima est— with a Poem. — He has also a curious edition 
of Phavorinus's Lexicon in a small neat Letter \v ch I never saw before. 
There is an Index at the End, w ch I think is in y e other Editions. He 
likewise shew'd me a Lexicon to the Greek Testament done by M r . W m . 
Dugard, much after y e same manner with Smidius's Concordance. 

July 10 (Tu.). Cassiodorus de Reyna Author of y e Spanish Version 
of y e Bible. — Remember to consult upon Livy Fabrettus contra Gro- 
novium Sf Gronovius contra Fabrettum. Also Scheffer de re vehicular! 
(where are Emendations) . . . Boxhornius ... & Lucius Florus by Freins- 
hemius. . . Concerning K. Alfred's Works relating to Learning see D r . 20 
Tho. Smith's Bibl. Cot. Hist. & Synopsis, p. xxxiii. — One of the 
Grsecians of Glocester Hall tells me w n he came out of his Country 
he brought with him a Greek MS* written above a thousand years 
since in capital Letters, and containing all S*. Paul's Epistles & Part of 
y e Old Testament. But that the ship being taken by the French he lost 
it, with another Gr. Printed Book in Folio, containing Simeon Thes- 
salonicensis de Statu Ecclesise Graecse. — Remember to put Dr. Smith in 
mind to ask Dr. Lister to send to the Publick Library his new Edition of 
Apicius de Opsonijs. 

Literae Christinae Suedorum Reginae Octavio Ferrario Patavium 30 
Missae. [96-99.] 

— Newent in Gloucestershire. 
Mr. Timothy Nourse, who dyed July 21 st 1699. gave to y e Bodlejan 
Library by his last Will and Testament, as followeth, in these Words : 

Item, I give to the Bodlejan Library in Oxford All my Collection of Coines 
and Medalls whether of Gold Silver or Copper, being in all about Five or Six 
Hundred Pieces in thankful Remembrance of the Obligations I have to that 
famous University. 

This was faithfully transcribed out of the said Will 

By me, Abra. Morse, Rector de Huntley in Com. Glouc. 4° 

Gould peeces 2, White 121, Copper 409, In all 532. A Brass Buckle. 

That w ch is above Written is a Copy of the Paper sent by Mr. Morse 
now in the Publick Library. — 

Mr. Ant. a Wood in the II d vol. of Ath. Oxon. col. 595, tells us that 
M r . Andr. Allam had laid y e Foundation of a Notitia EcclesicE Anglican®, 
wherein he would have spoke of y e Foundation of all Cathedrals, with a 
touch of their Statutes and Customs, together with the names of the 
Present Bp., Dean, Archdeacon, Canons & Officers of each Cathedral. — 
These Papers I think Dr. Kennett perus'd after his Death, & extracted 
from them several materials, w ch will be of great Service to him in a Book 50 

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[1705 : 

he is now upon cone, the Foundation of Churches in England. — 'Tis 
said M r . King, who writ the History of the Aposttes Creed, is now upon an 
Ecclesiastical History, w ch will commence w th the Birth of Christ. 

July 11 (Wed.). Out of a MS* w ch D r . Hudson borrowed of Sir 
John Osborn, containing divers curious things relating to the Reigns of 
Ed. 3 d and Hen. 5 th (w ch however Mr. Tyrrel says (See below, pag. 133) 
contains little but w* we have an Account of in print already). 

Te Matrem laudamus, te Dominam confitemur, te aeterni patris praeelec- 
tam veneramur. | Tibi omnes Angli, tibi coeli & universae potestates, tibi 

10 Cherubin & Seraphin humili nobiscum voce proclamant, Ave, Ave, Ave 
Maria, Virgo Theotecos | . Pleni sunt coeli & terra majestate filij tui, j Te 
gloriosam Apostoli praedicant | Te gloriosam prophetae pronunciant | . Te 
pretiosam martires floribus circumdant | Te per orbem terrarum sancta con- 
fitetur Ecclesia, matrem immensae majestatis, venerandam Dei sponsam 
marisque nesciam, sanctam quoque solamque gravidam Spiritu. Tu Regina 
es coeli, tu Domina es totius mundi, tu ad liberandum hominem perditum 
vestisti altissimum filium, tu vincendo mortis aculeo protulisti clarissimo vitam 
ex utero, tu ad dextram nati sedes dignitate matris. Te ergo quaesumus 
Angligenis subveni, quos pro dote propria defendisti, aeterna fac cum Sanctis 

20 ejus gloria numerari, salvum fac populum tuum domina, et a mortis peste 
dotem tuam libera. Et rege eos et extolle illos usque in aeternum. Per 
singulos dies benedicimus te, et laudamus nomen tuum in saeculum, quae 
cunctas Haereses sola interemisti. | Dignare domina laude digna in fide firma 
nos custodire. Miserere nostri Domina mater misericordiae. Fiat misericordia 
filij tui Domina super nos ope tuaqui clamitamus illi. In te Domina speramus. 
non confundamur in aeternum. 

This is the conclusion of the Book, being the last Chapter of an 
anonymous piece cone, the Acts of Hen. V th . The contents of this 
Hymn are thus worded : De Hymno a gente Anglorum cantando ad 

30 laudem Dei genitricis mariae, propter gloriosam expeditionem Regis 
Henrici quinti, & pro successu Regni Angliae dotis suae, quae cunctas 
Haereses cum Haeresiarcha Johanne Oldecastel suis precibus interemit. — 
Tables of the Grecian, Roman & Jewish Measures, Weights & Coins; 
redue'd to the English Standard, by Jo. Arbuthnott. Lond. 1 705, 8°. . . — 
M r . Proast in his 2 d Letter cone. Toleration, p. 37. says That Miracles 
were continued till Christianity was received for y e Religion of the 
Empire, not so much to evince the Truth of y e Christian Religion, as to 
supply the Want of the Magistrates' Assistance, & quotes M r . Dodwell's 
Second Dissertation to favour his opinion ; but M r . Lock in his Answer 

40 to y* Letter (viz. in p. 263 of a Third Letter for Toleration) shews that 
he has misrepresented Mr. Dodwell's meaning. M r . Dodwell being now 
in Oxford, I ask'd him w ch was in the right, & he was pleas'd to tell 
me yt M r . Lock had fairly explain'd his sense, & that he did not remem- 
ber that he had said anything w^i Mr. Proast ought to insist upon to 
establish his Hypothesis. — See whether M r . Arbuthnott in his Tables 
(above mentioned, p. 106) has not made use of D r . Hakewell in his 
Discourse of Providence & D r . Bernard de Ponderibus & Mensuris. 

July 12 (Th.). The Messenger of y e Press is order'd to discover if 
possible the Author Printer and Publisher of the Memorial of the Church 

50 of England, there being several things in it w ch give great offence at 
Court. Whilst those of ye other side are wink'd at, as the History of y e 

July 10-14.] 

VOLUME 1, PAGES 101-117. 


Court of Poland, &c. — M r . Wotton, who wrote the Essay upon Ancient 
and modern Learning, was enter'd at Cambridge in y e 9^ year of his Age. 

July 13 (Fri.). D r . Wallis in a spare leafe, before a 4 to Book of 
tracts, w ch , (with another in 8 V0 ,) he gave to the Bodlejan Library, hath 
inserted, under his own hand, y e following memorandum : 

George Keith, 

A Scotch man, (the Author of those Tracts contained in this volume in 4 0 , 
and of those in another volume in 8°,) was, for some time, himself a Quaker 
(and a Preacher amongst them ;) induced thereunto by the Quakers great 
Pretensions to a more than ordinary Degree of Piety and Spirituality, and a 10 
Light nvithin, w ch they pretended to be a sufficient and Infallible Guide. 
And did distinguish themselves from others, by divers affected Singularities, 
such as these ; not to use the words you, your, (with relation to a particular 
person) but Thou, Thee, Thine ; not to use the words yes and no, but Tea and Nay, 
not to use the Titles of Master, Lord, and the like, as savouring of Pride and 
Ambition ; not to wear in their Apparel, Laces, Silks, Gold and Silver, as 
savouring of Vanity ; not to salute any, by pulling off the Hat, or like Gestures ; 
not to strike however wronged or provoked, as pretending to greater Meek- 
ness and Patience ; not to join in our publick Worship, as not spiritual 
enough, but in seperate Meetings of their own, with other y e like Affections. 20 

But when he was better acquainted with them, he found that they did 
(under divers uncouth and affected Expressions) entertain many gross and 
erroneous Tenets, inconsistent w th the Fundamentals of Christian Religion, 
and destructive thereof. 

He did thereupon endeavour, for some years, (by Arguments, Persuasions, 
and Books written for that purpose,) to reduce them from those erroneous 
Principles, (which by the Craft and Subtiltie of some of their Leaders, with the 
Ignorance and Simplicity of their Followers, they had entertained,) and did 
prevail with divers of them, so far as to divide from the rest of the Quakers, 
to disclaim their gross Opinions, and meet separately from them ; and were 30 
called (by way of distinction) the Reformed Quakers. And, after some time, 
he, with most of these, did return to the Communion of the Church of England. 

These small Tracts, published on several occasions, I thought not amiss 
(that they be not lost) to gather together, and bind-up in these two Volumes, 
and put them into the Bodlejan Library ; that, in future times, such as shall be 
inquisitive into such Matters, may thence understand, what kind of People 
they are who are now called Quakers. 

John Wallis, D.D., 
April 12, 1701. Geom. Prof. Oxon. 

— Amongst the Testimonies for the Antiquity of Oxford before King 40 
Alfred's time, may be added w* Thomas Gulielmus says in Chron. Brit, 
viz. Pherychtiand ordhyn trigoyn Rhydychen cyn gwneithyr 0 Alphredyscol 
yndhi ; i. e. that Chymists dwelt at Oxford before Alfred built a school 
there. See in the Additions to the x* h chapter of D 1 . Plot's Nat. Hist, 
of Oxfordshire, 2 d Ed. — Sidonij Opera, cum notis Jac. Sirmondi. Par. 
1652. 4 0 . P. 128. . . . 

July 14 (Sat.). M r . Stratford, Chaplain to y e House of Commons, 
made one of the Canons of X* C h . in room of D r . Ratcliff deceas'd. He 
took his Dr of Divinity's Degree upon that Account this Act Term. D r . 
Ratcliff left all he had, being betw. 2 or 3,000 lib in money, besides 5° 
other wealth, to y e Col. — Epictetus did not draw up his Enchiridion 

himself, but Arrian. — Characters Aegyptij, etc per Laurentium Pig- 

norium. Franc. 1608. — M r . Lock in his 3 d Letter for Toleration, p. 266. 
Athanasius, the great Defender of the Catholick orthodoxy, writ y e Life 



[1705 : 

of his Contemporary S fc . Anthony, full of Miracles ; w ch though some have 
questioned, yet the Learned Dodwell allows to be writ by Athanasius : & 
the stile evinces it to be his, w cn is also confirmed by other Ecclesiastical 
Writers. M r . Dodwell has this in his Diss, upon Irenaeus. — Ibid, 
p. 267. S*. Chrysostom is call'd by M r . Dodwell the contemner of 
Fables. This M r . D. has also in his Diss, upon Irenaeus. — Tis said 
the Duke of Buckingham is Author of the Pamphlett call'd The Memorial 
of ihe Church of England, and that he has sent to the L d Treasurer 
(Godolphin) to desist from making any further search concerning that 
particular, being ready at any time to defend w* he has said in it. — 
A Gentleman of New-Colledge tells me there is leather money to be 
seen in that College, being some of that w cn was put in the Treasury 
chest by the Founder himself ; and that the like is to be seen at Win- 
chester. This I never heard before, and (I think) is not credible. — 
M r . Dodwell amongst other Discourse at y e Coffe-House was pleas'd 
to mention a Silver Coyn of Amyntas, now in the Custody of M r . Francis 
Cherry of Shottesbrook, being found in a Field near his (M r . Cherry's) 
House. This is a great curiosity, especially upon the Account of its being 
found here. Quaere whether 'twas dug up in a Field call'd Weycock, 
where was formerly a Roman Castle, as M r . Camden has noted. Ex- 
amin also whether it be not a counterfeit. M r . Cherry never yet 1 shew'd 
it me, tho' I think he once (at least) ask'd me whether we had any one 
in Bodley ? When M r . Dodwell was at Bath, there was a great number 
of Roman Coyns dug up, of the lesser sort, very much defaced. Upon 
w cn Account he believ'd them to be of little use. I am of the same mind, 
but upon another reason, viz. because we have no Roman Coyns dug up 
in England of good note, but those relating to the Thirty Tyrants, (w ch 
it seems are found no where else) ; & of these we know as much already 
as can be discovered by Coyns. — The most considerable Piece of Anti- 
quity that I have heard of, w cn hath been of late found in these Parts, is 
a Gold Roman Torques, plow'd up by a Husbandman either in or near 
Wales, w ch he sold for a little money, being greatly impos'd upon by the 
person who procur'd it. S r . Andrew Fountain, who told me the Story, 
mention'd his name to me, in whose Possession it is now; but I have 
quite forgot it. — Just publish'd a 2 d Edition of D r . Plot's Natural History 
of Oxfordshire, by M r . J. Burman. Master of Arts of University Coll., 
Son in Law to the D r . 'Tis four shillings dearer to the subscribers than 
y e former Edition, tho' the Additions make but two Sheets more. 'Twas 
expected several Particulars, wherein the D*. was found to be mistaken, 
should have been left out ; but there is hardly any thing omitted that 
appears in the former Edition ; & those Improvements w cn are made are 
very inconsiderable. I believe it might have received great Additions 
from M r . Antony a Wood's Papers in Musaeo Ashmoleano, particularly 
from his collections concerning many Towns in Oxfordshire, contain'd 
in a folio volume. He has also a volume in folio concerning the Anti- 
quities of the Town and City of Oxon, w c]l I have look'd into, & judge 
it to be very usefull for such a work. — D r . Hicks communicated to M r . 
Cherry a folio Book in French, fairly written & curiously illuminated, 
containing the History of y e Deposition of Richard the Second. M r . 

1 I have since printed it in Leland's Itin. 

July 14-15.] 

VOLUME I, PAGES 117-129. 


Cherry has a Transcript of it, and procured as exact a Copy of the 
several Figures as he could. 'Twas compiled by a Person who liv'd in 
Rich. II d ' s Reign, & seems to have been the original Copy. I remember 
I once saw both M r . Cherry's Transcript, & the Book whence he took it. 
I then reckon'd it a Romance ; but M r . Dodwell who has perus'd it 
assures me there are divers curious pieces of History in it. W* I value 
it most upon, is the several Habits of that Age w ch are to be known from 
it. Amongst the rest, there is an Irish King, without Stockings and in a 
very odd Bonnett upon his Head, & 'tis there said y t his Horse cost 
him 400 Cows. Remember to ask M r . Cherry for a sight of this Book. IO 

July 15 (Sun.). The Master of University Col. shew'd me a Letter 
from a Non-Juror complaining very much of the Hard usage of the 
Jacobites from some chief Members of the University, who have presented 
them to the Bp s . M r . Parker is said to have divers Pupils whom he in- 
structs in Jacobite Principles. The Master seems to be concerned at this, 
as thinking it will do them more hurt y n any thing else. — At the end of 
the Master's Copy of Athenas-Oxonienses is a testimony in MS* that M r . 
Wood died in y e Communion of the Church of England, and y* there was 
no Papist come to him during all the time of his Sickness. He rec'd the 
Sacrament from M r . Martin of Hart-Hall for whom he seem'd to have 20 
a very good Opinion. — The Character of S r . Geo. Mackenzy & M r . Dod- 
well, in Athen. Oxon. for the most part, drawn up by D r . Charlett & D r . 
Gregory. So D r . Charlett told me himself. The Ace* of D r . Mill there 
drawn up by D r . Kennett. — I have heard y* the reason why M r . Dodwell 1 
would not go into orders was some objection he made relating to the 
Athanasian creed. Ask him ab* it. — In Tanaquil Faber's Epistles are 
some things concerning Livy. — Remember to tell D r . Hudson that 
Seguinus in his Coyns corrects Rhascupolis in Vellejus Paterculus Lib. 2. 
cap. 129, by reading Rhacuporis. — A Scotch Gentleman of University 
College tells me S r . Geo. Mackenzy's Estate was ab* 2000 lib 8 . — I hear 30 
M r . Blackett a Gentleman Commoner of a vast Estate of University 
College gave only 20 shillings towards the Relief of y e Scotch Episcopal 
clergy, w n D r . Hudson gave 40 s . — Just publish'd, The Diet of Poland, 
a Satyr ; consider'd Paragraph by Paragraph : To w cn is added, A Key 
to the whole, w tn the names of the Authors, & y e Nobility & Gentry, 
that are scandalously pointed at in it. pr. is. — Hotly discours'd that y e 
Earl of Kingston will be made L d Chamberlaine of y e Houshold & y e 
Earl of Kent created a Duke. — 

July 15. Hearne to Dr. T. Smith. ' I heartily thank you for your 
Readiness to assist me in my design'd edition of Livy. I am very sensible of 
the ill Temper of the Belgick Critik, who takes all opportunitys of exposing 
our Theatre Editions. But as I design to use him very civilly, so I believe 
he will not be much hearken'd to; since his Abuse of so many already has 
render'd him odious to most Learned men.' Remarks on Mr. Chishull ; 
Selden's Life of Friar Bacon ; Vettius Valens ; Essay upon Government by 
Parker; Works of Philo among Selden's MSS. ; Bergeron Aristides; Mor- 
hofius de Livii Patavinitate. Has transcribed for Zacagnius MS. Baroc. 91. 
Does Smith know anything of it ? 

1 This is a false Report as I have been well assur'd. Tis nevertheless certain from 
a Letter or two y l he writ to D r . Thomas Smith, y* he had some scruples upon y* score. 



[1705 : 

pag. 8. of the Oxford Dialogue (writ, as some say, by D r . Tyndal of 
AlSoul's College) :— 

Besides the Episcopal Clergy in Scotland, neither desired his (K. William's) 
Protection, nor would own his Authority; so y* he could have no great reason 
to encourage his Enemies to desert his Friends. But after all, had it been 
the King's own Act (he means the Abolishing Episcopacy in Scotland), it was 
no worse in him, y n in K. Charles I. who abolished Episcopacy there much 
more effectually y n the other. For he made a grant of the Church-Lands 
there, w ch K. William could never have been prevail'd upon to do ; and this 
io you will find mentioned in y e IA Clarendon's History, w th a kind of Re- 
flection upon K. Charles for it. — 

D r . Radcliff (y e Physitian) always very gratefull to M r . Walker Master 
of University Coll. for the favours rec d from him whilst he was of that 
College. — M r . Badger, the Schoolmaster, tells me he has discover'd some 
words in C. Nepos not us'd in Augustus's Age. — 'Tis s dl that lately was 
found at Rewley Abbey in Oxford a Saxon Inscription. W t it is I 
cannot tell. I believe 'tis not Saxon, w f ever the Letters may be. Because 
y* monastery was built after the Saxon Language was disus'd, namely 
An. Dom. 1281, 9 Ed. I. 

20 July 16 (Mon.). On Thursday last (Jul. 12) died Titus Oates, the 
sham Salamanca Doctor. — H. Clapham's Chronological Discourse touch- 
ing the Church, &c. by H. Clapham. Land. 1609. 4° . . Here is a History 
of the Emperors Lives. — Everardi Feithij Antiquitates Homericse. Ludg. 
Bat. 1677. 8°. . . & p. 3711. Lug. Bat. 1699. . .This last Edition amongst 
Gronovius's Antiquities. 'Tis a Book very much recommended by M r . 
Dodwell. — Mr. Tyrrel having further examin'd the Book of Instruments 
above mention'd 2 of S r . John Osborn's tells me there are several curious 
things in it not taken notice of by any Printed Authors. — Will Baldwin's 
Last part of y e Mirrour for Magistrates. Lond. 1574. 4 0 . . . . Here are 

30 several things of note to be consulted by those who write of the English 
History. — A Commission being granted for Discovery of the King of 
France's Estate, concealed in this Kingdom, y e same open'd at Guildhall, 
and afterwards the Commissioners adj d to Monday next, w n Mons r . 
Hugueton, a great French Banker, who lately w tb drew from y* Kingdom, 
will appear, & make a discovery of ah* 1 10000 lib 8 he has of y e French 
Kings Money in his Hands, w cli will be paid to the Queen's use, & he 
have y e Protection of y e Government. — This Day M r . Swinfin of New- 
Inn-Hall, was chosen Lecturer of Grammar for the University, being put 
in by the Vice-Chancellor, to whose choice it fell by reason one of the 

40 Colleges, viz. Oriel, to whom it otherwise belong'd, did not take care of 
the matter in time. 

July 17 (Tu.). In the Master of university col. Lodgings is a Picture 
of King Alfred. — He had a Duplicate of Lambin's Tully, w ch he has 
given to New-Inn-Hall. — D r . Rich. Tillesley's Animadversions upon M r . 
Selden's History of Tythes. Lond. 1619. 4 0 . — [Notes on Livy from Ger. 
Vossius de vitijs Sermonis and Richteri Epistolae, &c] — Is. Casauboni 
Epistolae cura Graevij, Magdeb. Sf Helms t. 1656. Look it over whether 
there be anything in it concerning Livy. — ■ 

1 Apr. 20, 1 710. This Inscription is that concerning Ela Longespee, as I have told 
afterwards. 2 See page 102. 

July 15-19.] 

VOLUME I, PAGES 130-148. 


Mr. Rich. James (the Antiquary) to his printed pieces w cn he gave to 
the Publick Library has praefix'd these verses in MS*. 
Deere God by whome in dark wombes Shade Or the worse race of Malepar'd 
I am to feare and wonder made, Loud speake what I have seen or heard. 

Learne me what parte I am to beare Yet thrice I have bin hal'd before 

On this world's Stage and Theatre. Our Ephorismes of state full sore 

Awters & Croziers are no things Against my will. And sure I must 

That give to my Ambition Wings. Before to tiring roome of duste 

For this I neare did Mammon woe, I turne, instruct some scene and give 

Nor flatter one great Lord or two. My name to storie whilst I live. io 

But with a simple diet fed, Then whether on Italian stage 

Scarce cloath'd and friended with a bed, Or English free or forc'd I rage 
I was content in middle rancks Or steale a silent parte, let be 

Of meaner sorte to view the prancks Dear Lord my soul's rest ever free. 

And feates of men more active, who As of Calanus let none saye 

Are better pleas'd in what they doe Truly of me another daye. 

Than I, who skeptiklye scarce dare That I well seen in Antique lore 

Of beare, of Lyon, or of Hare, Did other Lords then God adore. 

Composed by the Author R. James, written with his own Hand, & pre- 
sented to me J. Rous Bibli : by him 1633. - 20 

M r . Tyrrell tells me y fc there is a MS* in Cotton's Library w cn has 
y e same things (besides an Addition of others) w tn the MS* of S r . John 
Osborn's above mention'd, see pag. 133. — Yesterday Joan. Hoffman, a 
Holsteiner, was admitted a Student in the Publick Library. He has been 
a great Traveller, and is related to Hoffman y* wrote the Lexicon. 

July 18 (Wed.). Duke of Marlborough attack'd y e French in their 
Lines, near Hillesheym, on the 18 th Jul. new Style, w th great Bravery, 
taking a great Number of Prisoners, (several of w cn considerable Officers) 
besides a good number slain. Since y* by fresh Letters we have an 
Account y* the Duke has forced Louvain to surrender, killing 7000 of the 3° 
Enemy who oppos'd his March, and taking divers prisoners. — Carry'd 
w tb much Difficulty at Edinburgh that the Parliament there shall first go 
upon the Succession this Sessions. — Philippi Camerarij horae subcisivae, 
(centuria I ma ) Franc. 1624. 4 0 . . . In pag. 219. is an Excell* Account of 
the Virgin brought to Scipio Africanus upon the taking of Carthage. In 
relation to w cn he has disco ver'd a great Error in Livy & some other His- 
torians. Centuria II da . Franc. 1642. 4 0 . . . — . . . The Mirrour of Golde 
to y e Sinfull Soule, translated out of French into English by Margaret 
Countess of Richmond. — Genealogia Illustrissimae Principis Margaretae 
Richmondiae & Derbiae Comitissae. [143-145.] 40 

July 19 (Th.). Sanson's Mapps, corrected by Will™. Berry, the best 
in their kind, in Mr. Halley's Opinion. D r . Charlett tells me y* he is 
afraid the Antiquities of Middlesex, consisting mostly of Inscriptions, (the 
I st Part whereof is already publish'd containing only the Towns of Chelsey 
and Kensington) will find but small Incouragement. — 

The following Extract out of M r . Seller's Will sent to D r . Hudson, w th 
a Letter, whereof here is also the transcript. 

First I bequeath to y e Publick Library of the University of Oxford one 
Manuscript Folio containing Willielmi Malmesburiensis de Gestis Pontificum 
Anglorum, &c. Together with Chronicon Lichfeldense de Episcopis Can- 50 
tuariensibus et de Episcopis Lichfeldensibus, all conteyned in one volume. 

London, 17 July, 1705. S r ,— Mr. Abednego Seller by his will gave the 
above mentioned Manuscript to y e Publick Library of y e University of Oxford, 


[1705 : 

& I being one of his Executors am now in Towne on purpose to inspect his 
Affairs. I have found the Manuscript in his Study, & desire you will be 
pleased to order some sufficient person to call on me for it that I may 
have a Receipt upon the delivery thereof. He has also by his will 
given to Lincoln College in Oxford y e perpetual use of his Byzantine 
Historians in Folio of y e Par. Edit. I have this post written to y e 
Rector, and desire you will be pleased to speak to him about it that he 
will order some one to come to mee for them. I understand you was very 
well acquainted w th Mr. Seller. He desired a Tomb Stone might be put 
10 over his Grave and the Inscription theron should be short & in Greek. 
Now I shall take it kindly if you please to write me what is proper. I am now 
busie in Catalogueing his Books which he directs shall be sold for the Benefit 
of his Grandchildren who are under age. I desire you'l let me heare from you 
per return of the Post. For I must hasten into Devonshire as soon as pos- 
sible. I subscribe, Sir, Your most humble Serv*, 

Wm. Prowse. 

Direct For me at Mrs. Knightly's in Red Lyon Square, London. 

— On Sunday last (Jul. 15) in the Morning preach'd before y e University 
at S*. Mary's M r . Bisse of Corpus X ti Col. upon Gal. 4. 18. He shew'd 
the unreasonableness of Indifferencey in matters of Religion, & apply 'd 
the whole to the present case of Occasional Conformity : much to y e 
satisfaction of the greatest part of y e Auditors. — To day preach'd at 
St. Mary's before ye Judges Mr. Tilly of Corpus Xti Coll. He brought 
in the same thing of occasional conformity, & his sermon was very much 
approv'd of. — On Munday last in the Evening, when news came to Town 
of the Duke of Marlborough's forcing y e French Lines, 'twas observ'd 

30 that there were no Illuminations here, but in D r . Mill's Lodgings, w ch made 
some think, who pass'd by, that the chief reason of his Hanging out 
Lights was that the Memorial of the Church of England might be read by 
those who walk'd in the street, believing he had put up that Book 
upon the wall, but they were otherwise satisfied w n they heard he was for 
Occasional Conformity. 

July 20 (Fri.). I hear that The Secret History, (mentioned by M r . 
Lesley in the II d Part of the Association &) written by Bp. Burnett, is to 
be printed out of Hand, a Gentleman Commoner of Magd. Hall having 
procur'd the Intire Copy from Geneva : & he is resolv'd it shall see y e 

4° Light, with a Latin Translation for the use of such who do not under- 
stand English. I ask'd D r . Mill ab* it, who believes yt there is such a 
Book, & that there is a Copy abroad besides the original. — Several 
Persons at London taken up on suspicion of being Authors of the 
Pamphlett called The Memorial ofy e Church of England. — The Inscrip- 
tion on the Tomb Stone of M r . Trafles, Warden of New College, should 
have been thus, as he desir'd himself, Hie situs est Ricardus Trafles Humilis 
Peccator. — l heard one of New College say That D r . Busby desired the 
Inscription over his Grave might be OBLIVIO. But M r . Southcombe, 

July 20. T. Cherry to H. Asks H. to send him his Dictionary, Lexicon, 
Pomponius Mela, Grk. Test., Patrick's treatises, or anything ' convenient for 
the better prosecuting my designes here.' 

July 19-21.] 

VOLUME I, PAGES 148-163. 


a Nonjuror told me, that he view'd his Monument at Westminster, & that 
there is a large Inscription, of w ch he has a Copy. — D r . Woodward, of 
Oriel College, and Register of the Vice-Chancellor's Court, very ill. He 
is now in the 56 th year of his Age. — D r . Hudson gave to the Publick 
Library the following Books written & translated by Abraham Woodhead : 
Two Discourses, one cone, the Spirit of Martin Luther, the other cone. 
y e Celibacy of y e Clergy. Oxon. 1687. 4 0 . — Church Government, Part 
■V th . Oxon. 1687. 4 0 . — x\ Compendious Discourse of the Eucharist, with 
two Appendixes. Oxon. 1688. 4 0 . — Catholick Theses on several chief 
Heads of Controversy. 4 0 . — The Life of Greg. Lopez out of Spanish — 10 
1675. 8°. — The Institutions of y e Congregation of y e Oratory of S*. 
Maries in Vallicella w th in y e City of Rome founded by Phil. Nerius ; in 
English. Oxon. 1687. 8°. - The Pamphlett call'd The Rights of the Church 
of England asserted and proved, in Answer to another intitTd The Rights 
of the Protestant Dissenters, Oxon. 1705. 4 0 . was not all writ by M r . 
Sacheverell. He was Author of y* Part only w ch Reflects upon the 
Dedication of y t Book. The other part w ch is far the larger, & much 
better written, was done by M r . Perks of Corpus Christi Colledge. — The 
Pamphlett call'd, . A Letter proving the Occasional Conformists guilty of 
Schism & Hypocrisy.. Oxon. 1704. 4°. was writ by.M r . Buckridge of Corpus 20 
Christi Colledge. — Some say D r . Drake is Author oty e Memorial &c. — 
. . . Joannis Bome Tractatus de Divina Psalmodia, Par. 1663. 4 0 . In the 
beginning is Notitia Auctorum qui in hoc opere citantur, notantur, 
illustrantur. Amongst the rest is this of Livy : Titus Livius Historiae 
Latinae princeps, lactea ubertate fluens, cui tamen Asinius Patavinitatem 
objecit. Lipsius frigidum aliquando, & supinum agnoscit. — ... I have 
look'd into the i s * part of y e Antiquities of Middlesex, & the Author 
seems to have taken no pains, and to be ignorant both of Latin & Greek; 
besides his Observations are trivial, & give no light to the Antiquities of 
the Places. This is also y e Judgment of others. — Martini Hanckij de 30 
Romanarum Rerum Scriptoribus Liber Ildus. Lips. 1675. 4 0 . . . In pag. 
235 are Additions to his Life of Livy, w th Testimonies of him. — 
. . . Christian Religion, substantially, methodicallie, plainlie & profitablie 
treatised. Lond. 161 1. 4 0 . . . In a spare Leaf at the Beginning is this 
following writ w* h S r . Tho. Bodley's own Hand : The Gifte of Jo. Man, 
Master of the Companie ofy e Stationers, § y e first y* was given, after their 
Indenture was sealed toy e Universitie. — Jacobi Usserij Historia Dogmatica 
de Scripturis & Sacris vernaculis. Lond. 1690. 4 0 . In pag. 123 are 
some remarkable Things of King Alfred. . . 

July 21 (Sat.). Mr. Westley a Beneficed Minister in Lincolnshire, 40 
(who formerly wrote the Life of Christ, w dl he dedicated to Q. Mary,) 
lately unhappily writing ag* y e Dissenters, & since y* giving his vote for 
the Tacking Interest at the Election in y t County, and his Reasons in 
writing for his so doing, was in y e first place removed from being 
Chaplain to a Regim* worth about 100 1 per Annum, & in the next 
place, after a thousand Insults in his House & Streets of Jacobite, 
Perconite, &c. was arrested, and carried to Lincoln Goal in a violent 
manner for some small Debts contracted by the smallness of his Income, 
the Numerousness of his Family, & other Providential Accidents; but, 
it seems, he was pertinacious, & would not Retract his Book (being Fact) 50 



[1705 : 

otherwise he might have faired better. — The Q. has presented Col. 
Durell w* h 2000 pounds for bringing the Express of forcing the French 
Lines from the D. of Marlborough. — A Bookseller having Reprinted 
The Memorial of the Church of England, answ d Paragraph by Para- 
graph, the Copies are seized. — 

Viro Clarissimo Johanni Hudsono S. P. D. Jac. Perizonius [dated 
Lugduni, postridie Eidus Junias MDCCI]. . . — Latini Latinij Epistolse, 
Conjectural, &c. Rom. 1659. 4 0 . . Remember to look this over cone. 
Livy. In pag. 382 there is an Epistle w*k divers matters relating to 
him. — A short Declaration of y e Mystery of Iniquity by Tho. Helwys. 
1 61 2. 8°. . . Given, I believe, by the Author himself, who in a spare leafe 
at y e beginning has added these words in writing, 

Heare of y e King, and despise not the Counsell of the poore, and let their 
complaints come before thee. 

The King is a mortal man, & not God, therefore hath no power over the 
Immortal Soules of his Subjects, to make laws & ordinances for them, & 
to set spiritual Lords over them. If y e King have Authority to make Spiritual 
Lords and Laws, then he is an immortal God, and not a mortal Man. 

O King be not seduced by Deceivers, to sin so against God, whom thou 
oughtest to obey, nor against thy poor subjects who ought and will obey thee 
in all things with bodv, Life, and Goods, or else let their lives be taken from 
the Earth. 

God save the Kinge. 

Spittlefeild, neare London. Tho. Helwys. 

— Mr. Peisley tells me M r . Tilly is going to print his Assize Sermon, not 
y* he has been desired, but because one of the Judges was displeas'd at 
it, as were some others, for some particulars w G ^ they thought reflecting. . . 

July 22 (Sun.). D r . Mill shew'd me an Extract in the Paris Edition 
of Athanasius by the Benedictines w ctl he sent them. They have taken 
notice of it, but for foannes have put facobus, & for Aula S. Edm. there is 
Collegium S. Edm. — Last Week a Committee of Enquiry sate at Guild 
Hall and Examin'd witnesses ab* several French Men residing here who 
are suspected of Remitting money from France hence for the Paym* of 
the French Army, & (as 'tis s d ) it appear'd that they have 705000 1 
in Bank ready for y* service, and that they have rec d goods from hence to 
the value of a Million to Enable them to send money from hence. — Not. 
ad Gronov. Edit. Livij, 1. 2. c. 27. Dionys. lib. 9. ait centum ac sexaginta 
milites subesse primipili imperio, si codices non fallunt, quod suspicor. 
Glareanus. Remember to ask D r . Hudson whether he has taken 
notice of this. 

July 23 (Mon.). The Manifesto of y e Church of England that was 
endeavoured to be supprest, is now againe publickly sold ab* streets at 
London, the Bookseller being resolved to take y e Benefit of his Copy, 
& stand the Test of the Law, & y e pretended Remarks that are printed 
with it strengthen & not confute the Assertions of y e Author. — Some 
Letters from Paris say, y* a Hermit there dyed of 144 years of Age, who 
being asked what his Food used to be, replyed Milk & Honey. — D r . 
Hody in his Book of the Translations of the Bible, has published some 
excellent Fragments of Fryer Bacon's from a MS* amongst those given 
to the Bodleian Library by S r . Ken. Digby. But he has not tr[an]scrib'd 

July 21-24.] 

VOLUME I, PAGES 163-189. 

them truly, being done when he was a young Man. I told Dr. Mill of 
this, who got me to help him collate it, putting the variations &c. w ctl are 
considerable in the Margin of his Book. — Whoever continues Athenae 
Oxon. must remember in the Account of M r . Milles's Edition of S*. Cyrill 
to acquaint the reader that the greatest part of the notes were taken from 
Suicerus, & that he had several from M r . Dodwell & M r . Grabe. As also 
that the Text in a great measure was corrected by M r . Potter. So y fc he 
did himself but little to y e Book, myself drawing up the 3 Indexes & assisting 
him in some Collations, and transcribing the things from MSS ts in y e 
Publick Library which he was not able to read. — The Continuer also 10 
must remember to acquaint the world that he (M r . Milles) writ Remarks 
upon the occasional Paper number 8 th in Vindication of the Learned 
M r . Dodwell, w ch were afterwards answered, w th two or three more 
pieces of y* nature. Upon w ch M r . Milles writ a large Reply, never 
yet printed, & I believe never will by himself, he being now 
asham'd of both these Papers, as having chang'd his opinion. He like- 
wise began an Edition of Aristophanes, but having compard a comedy or 
two, he gave it over, being not a man of Resolution to go thro' with 
any thing. — [Notes on Livy from Freinshemii Com. in Quintum Cur- 
tium, III, ix, 4, and VII, iv, 1.] — D r . Hudson shew'd me a Coyn, 20 
whereof there is the same in the Publick Library, viz. Drusus Ger- 
manicus. 'Tis of the bigger Brass, and the Description is, nero 


avg pm. tr. p. imp. s. c. Figura insidens subsellio, dextra ramum lauri, 
sin. sceptrum, ad pedes plura armorum genera. — I hear D r . James, 
Head of Queen's Coll. in Cambridge, & a very Rich Man, is made 
Prebendary of Canterbury in the room of D r . Isham deceas'd. — [Notes 
on Livy from Freinshemii Com. in Q. Curtium, IV, x, 7 ; III, iii, 1 1 ; 
VIII, v, 6 ; IV, xiii, 35 ; VII, vii, 5 ; VIII, x, 25 ; X, vi, 14 ; and Index.] 
— Joannes Terentius published Textus Jobi Chaldaice, cum notis : item, 30 
Greece anxvp^s cum varijs lectionibus. Franek. 1663. 4 0 . . . This Greek 
version was printed from Patrick Junius's (or Young's) Edition ; who 
printed it from the Alexandrian copy, but here are divers notes & 
collations w th other old Editions, & therefore will be of use to Mr. 
Grabe in his designed Edition of y e Septuagint. He never knew of it, 
'till we shew'd it him in y e Publick Library. Junius's Edition is at y e 
End of his Edition of Nicetas' Catena Graecor. Patrum in Job, pr. at 
Lond. 1637. fol. — Just publish'd Otia Votiva. or Poems upon several 
occasions, many of w cl1 in memory of y e late King and Queen. Price 
bound 2s. 6d. — Serious Reflections on y e Scandalous Abuse and 40 
Effects of y e Stage, in a sermon preach'd at y e Parish .church of 
S t . Nicholas in the city of Bristol, on Sunday the 7 th day of January, 
1705 By Arthur Bedford, M.A., vicar of Temple Church in the s d city. 

July 24 (Tu.). Last Night being w th M r . Halley, the Savilian Pro- 
fessor of Geometry, he was pleas' d to tell me, that he had discovered 
a Great Error in D r . Gregory (the Scotch Professor of Astronomy in this 
University's) Book of Astronomy, notw th standing it was for the most part 
taken from S r . Isaac Newton's Book. Upon w ch the D r . printed the 
sheet over again, & w th out any acknowledgment to M r . Halley put them 
into such Copies as he had left, and he could come at secretly, that y ( ' 50 



[1705 : 

Matter might not be known. I remember particularly the time when he 
put in y e Copy of y e Publick Library ; tho' he did not let any one of y e 
Library know of it, w ch w th out doubt he ought to have done according to 
y e Statute. — M r . Halley also shew'd me the Inscription of Theophrastus 
at Westminster as he had taken it, w c h is much more correct than 'tis in 
the Marmora Oxoniensia. For w cla reason he says he will print it in y e Philo- 
sophical Transactions. — M r . Hoffman tells me M r . Foss, a Dane, who 
design'd a new Edition of Libanius, having procur'd divers things from 
the Chief Libraries in Europe for that end, is married, and has now laid 

10 aside this Work. I told D r . Hudson of this, but he will not believe it, 
being satisfied of the contrary. M r . Hoffman likewise tells me that he 
saw a MS f ' of Livy at Paris, w ch I believe is y e same w th that w ch Colbert 
collated, whose Observations are inserted in the Dauphin Edition of this 
Author. I ask'd him whether he ever heard of any Fragments of him 
preserv'd at Luca. He answer'd he did, & y* he thinks they are different 
from those printed. — The Inscription I have mention'd above to 
have been corrected by M r . Halley is . . . printed in Marm. Oxon. 
p. 301. I do not remember all the differences, but I very well re- 
member that in his copy for rrjs evvolas ml m\o ... is rrjs aperr)s euem ml 

20 KaXomy . . . [adds D r . Prideaux' note.]. — The sheet w c]l D r . Gregory 
has alter'd in his Astronomy is that w c]l begins with pag. 217. — D r . 
John Earle, a very ingenious & learned Man, translated all y e VIII 
Books of M r . Hooker's Ecclesiastical Polity into Latin. They are in 
MS* & were never yet printed. Queer e where they are. — Sylloge An- 
notationum &c. in Aur. Prudentium, per Johan. Weitzium. Hanov. 
16 1 3. 8°. . . Epistolas xxx. Philologicse & Historicae de Fl. Josephi Testi- 
monio quod Jesu Christo exhibuit lib. 18. c. 4. Norib. 1661. 8°. . . 
(Look 'em all over whether there be any thing of Livy.) — S. 4. 15. Art. 
A Book containing divers Authors, wherein are corrections of Livy. — 

30 . . . The Friendly Debate writ by Bp. Patrick. - M r . Priest of Bisley in 
Glocestershire has a design of Translating into Latin M r . Greaves's 
Books of the Pyramids & the Roman Foot & Denarius. D r . Smith gave 
some hopes in his Life of M r . Greaves of doing it himself. Inquire of him 
whether he ever perform'd it, or intends it. — Bp. Sanderson began a 
Translation of M r . Hooker's Books of Ecclesiastical Polity : but never 
perfected it. See in his Life by M r . Walton. — S r . James Astrey is about 
a new Edition of S r . Hen. Spelman's Glossary. He should look over all M r . 
Junius's MSS ts upon this subject in the Publick Library. — . . . Denarius 
S. Petri, Disputatione Historico-theologica expositus per And. Arnoldum, 

40 [Altdorfi Noricorum]. 1679. 'Twill be of use in the Life of King JElfred by 
S r . John Spelman. — . . . Index librorum prohibitorum & Expurgatorum 
jussu Bernardi de Sandoval & Roxas editus. Matriti, 1614. 4 0 . . . In a 
spare Leafe at y e Beginning are these two following memorandums 
written by M r . Wanley & D r . Wallis, viz. 

Sept. 2, 1698. Dr. Wallis told me, that once a Popish Priest came to this 
Library, when Dr. Barlow (afterwards Bp. of Lincoln) was Library-Keeper. 
They chanced to have some talk together about Religion, & so of y e Indices 
Expurgatorij, & the said Priest flatly denied that ever any Index Expurga- 
torius was printed at Madrid, but that the Calvinists of Geneva had fathered 
50 that lye upon them, & had counterfeited such an Edition. Dr. Barlow 
thereupon shewed him this Book, which was undoubtedly printed at Madrid, 

July 24-25.] VOL. I, PAGE 189-VOL. II, PAGE 5. 


& had y e Names of several of the Inquisitors written in it, <who owned it from 
time to time, before it came hither. Upon which, the Priest, being convicted, 
would fain have bought this Book of the Doctor, and profered whatever he 
would ask for it, with an intent to destroy it : but could not corrupt the 

Dr. Wallis afterwards made suit to the Curators that this Book might be 
removed into a securer place, for fear of Afterclaps, and the Book was ac- 
cordingly removed from among the Libri Theol. in fol. where it was chained, 
to the Th. in 4 t0 where I now found it : but I do not find herein such 
ample Testimonies of several Inquisitors owning it, tho' I perceive what is 10 
written on the back side of the Title-Page ; and at the Bottom of the Page, 
about 24 Leaves from the End, and am therefore afraid that some ill Person 
has torn them from the End, where they might have been written upon the 
spare Leaves. 

N.B. — The very Letter shews that the Book w 7 as printed in Spain. Con- 
sider the marks of the Paper. H. Wanley. 

I do very well remember that Dr. Barlow (since Bp. of Lincoln) when he 
was Library-Keeper at Oxford, did tell me the story above-mentioned ; and 
that I did advise the Removal of the Book (which I do believe to be this in- 
dividual Book). There are now the names of two Inquisitors intimated in the 20 
Backside of the Title-Page to whom (it seems) it had successively belong'd). 
But I do well remember, that formerly there were divers others ; which I 
guess to have been in the last Leafe which hath been torn out, as appears by 
some part of it now remaining. 

Sept. 15, 1701. Joh. Wallis. 

D r . Wallis writ this at the Request of D r . Hudson soon after he had 
been elected Library Keeper in Room of D r . Hyde. There appears to 
have been two Leaves torn out at the End, which will answer the spare 
Leaves at y e Beginning. 


July 25 (Wed.). On Munday last a Proclamation came forth for 30 
a General Thanksgiving for our late Victory the 23d of August next. — 
Letters from Scotland say y* the Question being put whether they should 
bring in y e Succession Bill before they treat of a Union 'twas carried in 
y e Negative. — . . . Last week came an Account of a Taylor who died at 
Northampton 122 years of Age. — This day (being S fc . James's day), 
Mr. Martin, Vice-Principal of Hart-Hall, preach'd before the University 
at S*. Mary's, upon Prov. 13. 5. But a wicked man is loathsome and 
cometh to shame. In w ch taking occasion to discourse that Sin was the 
cause of Shame, he laid open the Hainousness of Hypocrisy, Perfidious- 
ness, & Inconstancy, with a great deal of Spirit, sufficiently shewing that 4° 
those Persons ought to be abominated, who are for occasional Commu- 
nion, taking up arms against their Sovereign, and for swearing to all 
Governments, purely out of self Interest. - . . .Lucius Florus, cum notis 
Annae Tanaquilli Fabri filiae. Par. 1674. 4°. Look over the Notes 
and Testimonies for things relating to Livy. - . . . Truth advanced in 
ye Correction of many Gross and hurtfull Errors, &c. by Geo. Keith— 
1694. 40. . . M r . Keith in the Spare leafe at the Beginning has put this 
Memorandum : 

1. I give this Book with the following small treatises to the Bodlejan 
Library in the University of Oxford, there to remain as a Testimony I have 5° 
given to the true doctrine and faith of the Christian Religion against the vile 



[1705 : 

Errors asserted by some of the great Leaders among them called Quakers, 
directly opposite to the true Christian Faith and Doctrine. 

2. The Arraignment of Worldly Philosophies. 

3. Heresie and Hatred, &c. 

4. New England's Spirit of Resserection. 

5. The Causeless ground of Surmises. 

6. A Testimony against that false and absurd opinion, &c. (Note, this Book 
when reprinted in England in my Absence in America had a false Title pre- 
fixed to my true Title, which false Title is, George Keith's Eyes opened.) 

10 7. A seasonable Information. 
8. A further Discovery. 
[9. Wanting.] 

10. The Yearly Meeting of the Quakers their nameless Bull of Excommuni- 

11. The true Copy with a short List, &c. 

12. A Seasonable Testimony, &c. with a Confession of our sincere Faith, 
in 8 yo . George Keith. 

[Book-titles (two to be looked over for Livy, &c). — Notes on Livy 
from F. Jureti Notae ad Paulini vitam Martini, pp. 248, 249; Ortelius' 
20 Thesaurus Geographiae, Masson's Jani Templum etc. Christo nascente 
reseratum. — News from the Scottish Parliament, dated Edinburgh, 
July 17.] 

July 26 (Th.). MS. Seld. Supra num. 79. A Collection of several 
Matters. See whether DV". Dee's Speculum unitatis sive Apologia pro 
Rogero Bachone be there. — In MS. 15. Baroc. is a short treatise 
called, Koa/jta 'ivdiKOTrXevaTGv rrpoXoyos els tovs \jsa\iJLOvs. 'Tis only a Preface 
to his Exposition upon the Psalms, concerning w cl1 see D r . Cave's II d 
vol. of his Historia Lit. Here is nothing in it only an Account of 
y e Psalms, proving that all the CL Psalms were writ by David, & 
30 particularly for this Reason, because our Saviour & the Apostle mentions 
no other Psalms but those of David. — M r . Joyner says the Life of 
Fryer Bacon written by M r . Selden was sent to S r Kenelm Digby at 
Paris to be printed ; but what hinder'd it, or w* became of it afterwards 
he cannot tell. — MS. Seld. supra 79. pag. 142. 

De Influentijs Coelestibus ; utrum ab aliquo particulari coelo, an a toto ag- 
gregato simul, vel ab astro quopiam particulari secundum suam formam : Et 
quid sit proprie influentia coelestis, et quatenus operatur. Veteres enim ista 
probe callebant : et istarum influentiarum ope per congruam influentiarum 
electionem, multa mirabilia praestiterunt : istarum ope sine dubio Rog. Bacon, 
40 aeneo capiti loquelam indidit, et quemadmodum accepi a quibusdam fide 
dignis D, Dr. Godwyn, nunc Episcopus Herefordensis, etiam istam artem 
optime callet, effecitque saepius ut equinum caput loqueretur ; qua etiam de re 
tractatum quendam, necnon de modo mittendi nuntium per longissimam viam, 
brevissimo tempore, conscripsisse aiunt. Haec omnia per influentias fiunt. 
Quaeratur de his ulterius. Vide aliquid hac de re in Bartholomaeo Anglico 
de proprietatibus ; in Paracelso. Consule etiam Camillum in libro de gemmis 
et lapidibus ; ubi agitur de quodam Chrystallo, cujus ope, si lunaribus radijs 
objiciatur, secreta per longam distantiam revelari possunt. — 

Ibid. p. 147. D r . Dee in a certain Treatise of his reporteth that he 
50 knew a clock, y e motions of whose wheeles were not to be finished in an 
C years, no not in a thousand years, nay perpetual ; as namely an in- 
strument made by Janollus Turianus Cremonensis, & presented to y e 
Emperor Charles the 1st, of w ch there is made some mention lib. 17. 

July 25-28.] 



Cardani de subtilitate. — I am told y t D r . Sloane has committed the 
care of Printing the Philosophical Transactions to M r . Thorp of Uni- 
versity College, to whom the several Pieces are to be sent. — . . . Remember 
to tell MX Dodwell that M r . Halley wishes he would write y e Life of 
Dioclesian, believing no man so capable. — The Continuer of Athenae 
Oxon. must look into M r . Edm. Trench's own Account of his Life 
printed at Lond. 1693. 8°. . . . 

July 27 (Fri.). The Discourse is reviv'd that the King of Denmark 
has assur'd his Uncle P r . George that in case there be an Eruption with 
Scotland, he will forthwith spare him 20000 Men, & 10 Men of War. — 10 
M r . Hoffman tells me that M r . Berger, who is publishing Arislides, has 
published nothing as yet, but that his Brother is Professor of Physick at 
Wirtemberg, & is accounted a very learned Man, w cn he has also dis- 
covered by the Books he has published, as Fimdamenta Medicines, &c. 
He likewise tells me that M r . Fabricius at Hamburg has already pub- 
lished his 1 4 volumes in 4 to . De Graecis Scriptoribus, w cn he intitles 
Bibliotheca Grceca. He sent a little while since a Specimen (containing 
several Sheets) of the I st vol. to D r . Hudson, as also he did of Eunapius, 
which is to be in 8°. He told D r . Hudson in a Letter that he was pre- 
paring a new Edition 2 of his Bibliotheca Lalina, with large Improvements. 20 
— M r . Hoffman also tells me that J oh, Mollerns, Flensburgensis is 
writing Historia Cimbrica in 3 fol. Volumes. 'Tis the same Moller that 
wrote (1) Bibliotheca Septenlrionis Eruditi, sive Syntagma Tractatuum 
de Scriptoribus illius. Lips. 1699. 8°. (2) Lntroductio in Ducatuum Cim- 
bricorum, Slesvicensis $ Holsatici Historiam, chorographicam, Naluralem, 
antiquariam, <SfC. Partibus LV. Hamb. 1699. 8°. (3) Homonymoscopia 
Historico-Philologico-Critica, sive schedias?na napepyiKov de Scriptoribus 
Homonymis quadripartitum. Hamb. 1697. 8°. — ... The Quotations inD r . 
Hody's Book in folio concerning the Versions of the Bible are for the 
most part taken at second Hand. So M r . Grabe insinuated to me, who 3° 
has had occasion to examin them. — Joannis Henrici Ursini Analecta 
sacra. Franc. § Marburgi, 1668. 8°. . . Consult whether there be 
anything in it relating to Livy. — M r . Arbuthnott has alter' d his Tables 
of Measures, &c. — M r . Wood, in his Athense Oxon. Vol. II. in vit. Abr. 
Woodhead intimates y* several people did report that M r . Woodhead was 
Author of the whole Duty of Man & y e other Pieces writ by him ; w ch 
however he wonders at. In the Ladies Calling the Author wishes the 
Nunneries had not been dissolved. 

July 28 (Sat.). Tho' there be a II d Edition of Psalmanezzer y e 
Formosan's Book, giving an Account of his Country, &c. come out, 40 
wherein he has answered most of y e material objections made against 
him, yet I am told he is still taken to be a Cheat in London. — On 
Tuesday last ye Earl of Leycester departed this life, & his Estate and 
Honour descend to his Brother y e Hon ble Geo. Sidney. — M r . Tilny has 
recover'd 5o lib s. Damage of one Croply of Southampton for scandalous 
words, wherby he lost his Election at y e aforesaid place. — Just pub- 
lish'd, A Sermon preach'd at y e funeral of M">. Catherine Lorrain, lately 
deceas'd, in the Parish of S*. Andrew, Holborn, Wednesday, June 27 th , 

1 False. They are since come out. 
VOL. 1. C 

2 This Ed, is since come out. 

1 8 


[1705 : 

1705, by Hen. Shute, M.A. Chaplain to y e R*. Hon^e Edw. Earl of 
Orford, & Lecturer of White Chappel. — Also A new Edition of the 
List of the Principal Officers Civil & Military in England, on a Broad 
Sheet. — M r . Milles (Tho.) has declar'd he will not speak anymore in 
Behalf of those who are call'd High-Church. — This Morning D r . 
Hudson went to London with M r . Halley. — Just publish'd a Latin 
Translation of H. Lukin's Book call'd The Chief Interest of Man, or, a 
Discourse of Religion &c. by Simon Priest, A.M. of Bisley in Glocester- 
shire. Printed at Oxon. 8°. There are several Recommendatory Verses 
before it, w cn makes some People prejudic'd at the Book, tho' the Trans- 
lation is very well perform'd. — Promis'd from Gresham College 
Library in June last, by the care of D r . Hudson, who apply'd himself 
to M r . Halley, 3 old Editions of Livy, one at Rome An. 1470, a 2 d at 
Venice, 15 18, 15 19, and a 3 d at Tarvisium 1482. At the beginning of 
this last I find the following Inscription (not in Gruter) in MS 1 , viz. 1 . . . 

— This day was admitted into the Publick Library Baggus Seerup Danus. 

— Just come out in 8°. an Answer to a Book call'd, An Essay towards 
Catholick Communion. Quare who is the Author 2 ? I formerly saw in 
MS 1 some such Book in the Hands of D r . Hudson ; but I am not sure 
whether 'twas the same, tho' 'tis probable it may, the Bookseller, M r . 
Hartley, having sent him a Copy. — I hear Dr. Woodward of Oriel 
College had some hand in citing the Jacobites, who meet at a House in 
S*. Mary's Parish neare that College for the sake of Devotion, into the 
Bishop's Court. This makes me think that D r . Mill, whatever he may 
say to the contrary, further'd the matter, it being certain that the Bishop 
and he a little while before met at D 1 '. Woodward's Lodging ; which was 
in order, without dout, to talk about it. — D r . Mill, in printing his 
Edition of the New-Testament from Rob. Stephens s Edition, has not 
made the best choice, the Complutensian being far better, w ch he should 
have follow'd, as M r . Grabe has told me, & of which himself is now 

July 29 (Sun.). Notand. that there is nothing in the Parish Church of 
White- Waltham in Berks to shew it's Antiquity. The oldest Book there 
concerning the Affairs of the Parish is one of y e Church Wardens &c. 
But I think there is nothing in it beyond the time of Queen Eliz. 'Tis 
almost worn out. 3 'Twas formerly call'd Abbot's- Waltham, as belonging 
to Waltham- Abbey in Essex. I am told the Papers belonging to it are at 
Winchester. — M r . Halley's Translation into Latin of Apollonius Per- 
gceus's Treatise ire pi \6yov a.TroTopir]s, sive de rationis divisione (w cn he was 
forc'd to do from the Arabick, the Greek being lost) is now in the Press. 

— D r . Prideaux (pag. v. of y e Preface to his Life of Mahomet) tells us he 
design'd to publish The History of the Eastern Church (whereof the Life 
of Mahomet is only the interspersed Parts of one Chapter) beginning at 
the Death of the Emperor Mauricius & ending at y e fall of y e Saracen 

1 I have since published this Inscription in my Ed. of Livy. 

2 See below, pag. 154. 

3 This a mistake. It belong'd to another Abbey, I think Chertsey in Surrey. Quaere. 
It certainly so far belong'd to Chertsey, as y t the Abbat had a Pension out of it. 
Otherwise it belong'd to Waltham-Abbey in Essex, as I have noted upon Leland's 

July 28, 29.] 

VOLUME If, PAGES 30-49. 


Empire, Anno 936. The whole Design is treated of in the said Preface. 
The Publication was hinder'd by the unhappy Disputes about y e Trinity. 
— Yesterday was publish'd Memoirs of the Marquis de Guiscard, translated 
out of French. Lond. 8°. price is. . . . — D r . Smith in his Account of y e 
Seven Churches of Asia mentions Livy upon occasion of an Inscription he 
found wherein is mention of Quadratus. — M r . Wood almost finished a 
3 d Vol. of A thence Oxon. w ch he left with other Papers at his Death to 
M r . Tho. Tanner, now Chancellor of Norwich, to be continued by him ; 
but whether he will publish it or no I cannot yet tell. He has promis'd 
an Edition of Boston and Leland who wrote de Scripioribus Britannicis. TP 
But I am afraid he will not make good his promise, tho' in a Letter he 
sent lately to D r . Charlett he told him he was continually drudging at it, 
and wonder'd any one should be so uncivil as to take y e work out of his 
Hands, the D r . having told him that I had a design of printing Leland by 
itself. — The Account of the Life of D r . Walk's was drawn up by D r . 
Gregory, that of M r . Ashmole & D r . Plot by M r . Llhuyd (of the Museum 
Ashm.) & that of MX Anton, h Wood by D r . Wood of New- College, his 
Nephew, all w ch are inserted in the Supplement to M 1 '. Collier s Dictionary. 
If any one desires a farther Account of M r . Wood he must consult the 
Vindication of him, written as 'tis said by D r . Wood, & printed some years 20 
since, and another Paper lately printed in answer to some part of D r . 
Pope's Life of Bishop Ward. D r . Kennett has also writ an Account of 
him w cil I formerly saw in a Spare Leaf at the Beginning of his Copy of 
the i st vol. of Athence Oxon. w ch M r . Cherry then had in his hands. Who 
'twas drew up the Account of M r . Lock's Life in the said Supplement, 
I cannot yet tell ; but I believe 'twas done by M r . Tyrrel, who was his 
great Acquaintance. — Usual in the Hot Countries of Arabia, as it is in 
all India over, w ch is in y e same Clime with Arabia, for women to be ripe 
for Marriage at 8 Years of Age, & also to bear Children the Year follow- 
ing. D r . Prideaux Life of Mahomet, p. 52. — D r . Charlett shew'd me 30 
a Lettr. to day of S r . John Packington to D r . Lloyd, Bp. of Worcester, writ 
in June last, wherein he declares his Resentment of the Aspersions cast 
upon him by his Lordship, as being a drunken, debauch'd Person ; which 
he could have the more easily pardon'd provided he had not spoke ill of 
his Ancestors, who, 'tis well known, deserv'd well of y e Church of Eng- 
land. The D r . tells me that he spoke with one who had seen the Original 
Copy of the whole Duty of Man, which was my old Lady Packington's 
own hand writing. — I saw a Gentleman at the D r ' s Lodgings who told 
me that Mr. Fr. Willoughby, the Virtuoso, fell sick upon occasion of a 
Law suit. — D r . Charlett says M r . Blacketfs Schoolmaster was one M r . 40 
1 Ellis a Non-Juror now living within 4 Miles of London. — Those in an 
Error that say the Mahometans expect Mahomet to return to them again 
here on Earth, there being no such Doctrine among 'em. Prideaux s Life 
of Mahomet, p. 133. — Mahomet lies buried at Medina without Iron- 
Coffin or Loadstones to hang him in, as y e stories w ch commonly go about 
of him among Christians fabulously relate. Ibid., p. 134. 

[Extracts relating to D r . Pocock from Prideaux's Life of Mahomet, pp. 
177, 190.] 

1 He teaches young Gentlemen of the best Quality, with very good success & much 
satisfaction to their Parents & Relations at Thistleworth. 

C 2 




July 30 (Mon.). On Monday night was sennight the Lord Leigh's 
Lady departed this Life, at his Lordship's seat at Stonely in Warwickshire. 

[News from the Scottish Parliament, dated Edinburgh, July 31.] 

The Earl of Castlemain, who was Embassadour from King James to y e 
Pope, is dead at his seat in Wales. — 

Out of a Letter w ch D r . Charlett received from M r . Wanley. 

I have taken care to beg two Specimens of our Papers for yourself & for the 
Publick Library. In them you will find my Translation of Mr. Ostervalds 
Catechism, w ch I should have presented to you, & to y e Library, long since, 
10 but that I never had any to dispose of, I being paid for my pains in Money. 

I beg to know whether in y e Publick Library there be a Book printed in 
Quarto, with these words in the Title Page, sacrje biblee tomvs primvs, 
in qvo continentur, Quinque libri Moysi, Libri Josue, & Judicum, Liber 
Psalmorum, Proverbia Salomonis, Liber Sapientiae, Et Novum Testamentum 
jesv christi; at the end this Inscription, londini. excvdebat thomas 


be this Book, whether there be also the second Tome ? I ask this Question, 
because I take King Henry VIII th to have been y e Editor of it, & to have 
written the Preface at y e Beginning of y e Book, wherein the Remaining parts 
20 of Scripture are promis'd to be printed in the second Tome, which 2 d Tome 
I have not as yet seen. I want also to know, whether Bishop Burnet in the 
year 1535, or Mr. Strype, do mention any such Book, of that King's own 
Edition, for I have not their Books by me to consult. 

About 10 days ago, I bought in More-feilds an odd Tractt, entitled, LE moyen 
de parvenir, which I guess formerly to have belonged to the Publick Library. 
Upon the Edges is written Arts 8°. M. 125. If the Book be wanting i'le 
send it by some convenient opportunity; if it be there, & this a duplicate, sold 
by Dr. Hyde or Dr. Hudson, i'le keep it, tho' tis worth little. 

The Bible above mention'd is not in y e Publick Library 1 . — There is 
3° but one of the Books entitled le moyen &c. in the Library, w cb is in 
Selden's Library, 8°. M. 51. Art. Nor are there any more expressed 
either in our present Catalogue, or y e more ancient one of D r . James.— 
Neither Bp. Burnett nor M r ..Stry[p]e mention the Bible abovesaid. — At 
the Beginning of y e said Letter of M r . Wanley 's— I am glad you are 
pleas'd to approve my Design, as to a Saxon Bible, w ch will be as large 
a Book as D r . Hicks's, &, I believe, will be gratefull to y e curious, even 
to those who do not understand y e Language. — On Saturday last 
(Jul. 28.) was published Y e Life of John Duke of Marlborough, Prince of 
the Empire, on a large broad Sheet, w th his Grace's Picture, curiously en- 
4° graven on Copper. — M r . Dodwell in the preface to his Defence ofy e Vin- 
dication of the Deprived B ps ., p. 33. §. 16. Though Bishop Burnet observes that 
no such form was imposed on B p . Ridley, nor on B p . Thirlby, who zvcre 
consecrated in y e year 1550. — Ridley was consecrated Bp. of Rochester 
Sept. 5, 1547. Thirlby was translated indeed to Norwich An. 1550, but 
consecrated Bp. of Westminster Dec. 19, 1540. (Since the writing of 
this I have received a Letter from , M r . Tho. Cherry satisfying me that 
M r . Dodwell acknowledges this to be a Mistake, & giving me liberty to 
alter the Passage in the copy in the Bodlejan Library.) — 
Given by D r . Hudson to y e Publick Library. , 
50 (1) Justi Fontanini de usu & praestantia Literarum oratio. Romse, 1704. 4 0 . 
(2) De Ecclesiastics Hierarchiae Originibus Dissertatio, per Bened. Bacchi- 

1 [See it 4 0 . B. i. Th. BS.— Dr. Bliss.] 

July 30-Aug. 1.] VOL UME II, PA GES 49-71. 


nium. (pars i ma .) Mutinse 1703. 4°. (3) Alexandri de Burgo de Ecclesiastics 
Historian in Theologia Auctoritate Praefatio. Perusise 1702. 4 0 . (4) Antonij 
Gatti Gymnasij Ticinensis Historia & Vindiciae a sseculo V. ad fmem XV. 
Mediolani 1704. 4 0 . There is a Catalogue of Authors cited and confuted. 
(5) Petri Marcellini Corradini Vetus Latium Profanum & Sacrum. (Tom. 
i mus ) Romse 1704. fol. (6) Dominici Quartaironij Responsiones ad nonnullas 
Assertiones pro Reformatione Kalendarij Gregoriani de Paschate Anni 
1700. fol. 

July 31 (Tu.). D r .. Charlett shew'd me to day S r . Edm. Warcupp's 
Relation of The Treaty of Peace between King Charles L and y e Rebells 10 
in the Isle of Wight. At the beginning is S r . Edmunds Letter to the D r . 
giving an Account of the Extraordinary Piety and Learning of that King, 
and of his great Success in touching for the Evil, which is a signal In- 
stance of his being in the Divine Favour. He gives the D r . Leave to 
put it into the Publick Library, when he shall think fit. There was some 
Proposal made to y e Bookseller for Printing it with S r . Edw. Walker's 
Papers; but S r . Edmund having been formerly of the Wrong side, and 
there being several considerable variations in his Account from that of 
S r . Edward's (which is certainly the most to be relied upon) the matter 
was let drop. — I saw in the Master's Study Colinceus's Edition of the 20 
New Testament in Greek, — 1539. 8°. 'Twas formerly D r . Bernard's 
Book, as appears from a note of his at the Beginning testifying that 'tis 
a much better Edition than that of Rob. Stephens in folio. — Yesterday 
came to y e Publick Library the MS. w ch M r . Seller bequeathed to us, 
containing (1) Willielmi Malmsburiensis De Gestis Pontificum Anglorum 
libros IV. There is a 5 th printed in Anglia Sacra. (2) Chronicon 
Lichfeldense, libris 3. a mundo condito ad annum Domini 1388. 'Twas 
done w th out doubt by divers Authors, it being usual with the Monks to 
continue the Acts of their Predecessors. (3) Thomce Chesterfeild His- 
toriam de Episcopis Lichfeld a Diuma an. 656. ad Simon de Borisley an. 30 
1347. 'Tis printed in vol. I. p. 423. of the Anglia Sacra published by 
M r . Wharton, with several Additions. I believe M r . Wharton borrow'd 
this copy from M r . Seller, for in the Preface p. 34. he hath these words : 

Historic Lichfeldensis ad annum usque 1347. quinque exemplaria mihi prxsto 
fuerunt. Primum ex Bibliotheca Cottoniana Cleop. D. g. ante 300. annos exara- 
tum. Secundum, ejusdem circiter eetatis, ad calcem Chronici insignis Lichfeldensis 
{quod Amicus quidam possidet) reperitur. In his nullam invenire potui <variationem ; 
adeoque Historise textum ex ijsdem expressi, 8fc. — 

M r . Berger tells me that Gronovius, in some discourse he had w th 
him, defended the word concitur as being used in the time of Livy. 40 
Quaere whether there be any such word in any old Copy of Livy? 
Answer I have found it in all the MSS ts w ch I have consulted. 

[Various notes on Livy from G. Neapolis' Anaptyxis ad P. Ovidii Fastorum 
lib. iv, v. 49, &c. ; P. Victorii var. Lectt. viii. 3, x. 2.] 

To day was admitted into y e Publick Library these two Gentlemen 
(1) Christianas Fredericus Boernerus, Dredensis. (2) Balthasar Hein- 
ricus de Platen, Pomeranus. 

Aug. 1 (Wed.). On July 27 th last ye Queen Knighted D r . Wm. 
Read, y e Oculist. — On the 29 th of y e same Month She also Knighted 
D r . Edw. Hannes the Physitian. 5° 

[Notes on Livy from P. Victorii var. Lectt., 1. xxi. c. 1 ; I xxiv. c. 11.] 



[1705 : 

This day D r . Mill resign'd his Prebend of Excester to Mr. Humph. 
Smith, formerly of Queen's Coll. 

[News from the Scottish Parliament, dated Edinburgh, July 24.] 
Aug. 2 (Th.). . . . We have an Account from y e Assises at Maidstone, y* 
y e Soldier belonging to Sheerness Fort, y* Bastinadoed to death one Mack- 
lennan, a whiggish & busy Pedlar, was condemned to die for y e same ; But 
that y e Major, who 'tis pretended hired him for \ a Crown, was cleared by y e 
Jury, tho' contrary to y e Direction of my IA C. J. The same was made 
a mighty party cause. — An Indictment of Purjury being brought by a 
Party at y e Assizes at Northampton against a Clergy Man, who has a 
Benefice of 100 lib s . per Annum for swearing himself a Freeholder, & 
giving his vote for y e Knights of y e Shire, y e Judges who sate there 
declared against it, & put an End to y e Project. — On Tuesday last 
(Jul. 31) was published (1) A True & Exact Map of y e Seat of y e war in 
Brabant & Flanders, &c. (2) The Life & Character of M r . John Locke, 
written in French by M. Le Clerck & done into English by T. F. P. 
Gent. — . . . Erasmus's Epistles . . Amongst which is his Dedicatory 
Epistle of Livy, which must be look'd over when a Preface is written 
upon this Author to give an Account of Editions of him. 

[Notes on Livy from V. Gontareni Var. Lectt. c. 1. p. 6 ; C. Verderii Cen- 
siones et Correctiones ; Cuperi Apotheosis vel Consecratio Homeri, p. 16 ; and 
Monumenta Antiqua, p. 208.] 

D r . Hudson tells me y* D r . Smith told him that Mr. Wotton (Will.) has 
translated into Latin M r . Greaves's Discourses of the Pyramids & the 
Roman Denarius. 

[Notes on Livy from G. Budaeus de Asse, lib. V.] 

Aug. 3 (M). Yesterday came to the Library some Gentlemen of 
Hamburg, amongst whom was M r . Pritius, a Superintendent in those 
Parts, who brought a Letter to D r . Hudson from M r . Fabritius, with y e 
first vol. of his Bibliotheca GrcEca. Amongst other things in the Letter 
he mention' d that he had heard that D r . Hody was dead, w ctl I suppose 
somebody had related to him, as a jest upon his Book, which is very 
insipid. — D r . Mill told me last night that he has brought the History 
of the New Testament from y e year no to 1555. So that now there is 
hopes his Prolegomena may be finish'd in a little time. 

[Notes on Livy from Budaei de Asse, libb. I, II, III.] 

The Title of the first Vol. of Fabricius's Book which he has sent to 
Dr. Hudson, Jo. Alberti Fabricij SS. Theologize D. & Prof. Publ. Bib- 
liotheca Graeca (. . .) Hamburgi, 1705. 4 0 . — . . . D r . Hudson had also 
sent him Elogium Funebre in Joan. Wincklerum, spoken by George 
Eliezer Edzard, Professor of the Greek Tongue & History at Hamburg. 
M r . Hoffman tells me D r . Winckler was a very celebrated Divine, & one 

Aug. 3. F. Cherry to H. 'D r Chum, For all y r friendly advice 
I met with a fall before I got to Henly which caus'd a great fraction in my 
nose but did me not much hurt else, tho the effects of that & our happy 
meeting disabled me from getting home y* night to the great detrement of my 
pockett. I found all ffriends here well. My Cozen studys as little here as 
I doe at Ox: when I have money; for I ha'nt seen him look in a Book since 
I come.' Messages from and to friends. 

Aug. 1-4.] 



of the most pious men he ever knew ; that he preach' d with so much 
Zeal & Affection that few ever went out of the Church w th dry eyes & 
that he was generally lamented at his Death. 

[Notes on Livy from P. Merulae Com. ad. Ennij Fragmenta. — Letter 
from Fabricius to Dr. Hudson, dated Hamburg, a. Cal. Julij, 1705. Sends 
Vol. I. of his Bibliotheca Graeca. Introduces Dr. Pritius. Fears his letters 
to Hudson, Dodwell, Grabe, &c, may have miscarried. Reads in A. Van 
Dale on Aristeas that Hody is dead ; is it so ? Best wishes to Hudson.] 

D r . Pritius, Superintendent of Sleufens, has published y e New Testa- 
ment in Greek with various Readings. So he told D r . Hudson himself. 10 
Ask D r . Mill about it 1 . — I am satisfied that 'twas a malicious Story 
w cn was raised about MX Dodwells making objections 2 against y e Atha- 
nasian Creed, & y t he refus'd going into orders upon yt Account. 

[News from the Scottish Parliament, dated Edinburgh, July 26.] 

Aug. 4 (Sat.). . . . We have an Account from y« Late Assizes at Horsham 
in Sussex y fc y e Clergy of yt County in a full Body making upwards of 150 
waited on Arthur Turner Esquire y e High Sheriff & in a solemn manner gave 
him their thanks for standing up for y e Interest of y e Church in the late 
Elections & for vindicating y e Rights of y e Commons & not permitting 
a great Lord to be present at takeing y e Poll for Knights of y e Shire. 20 
The Grand Jury for y e County returned the High Sheriff y e like thanks 
& were both magnificently treated by him. — Doctor Wake Dean of 
Exeter is declared Bp. of Lincoln & Doctor Blackbourne the Bp. of 
Exeter's favourite is made Dean of Exeter. — Dr. Pritius besides y e 
Edition of y e New Testament in Greek, has also publish'd Introductio in 
lectionem Novi Testamenti. D r . Smith some time since sent me an 
Extract out of it, giving an Account of D r . Mill's undertaking. — 

Out of a Letter Dr. Charlett received from Mr. Wanley dated Aug. 1. 
1705 s - 

Since the Moyen is among Mr. Selden's books, I believe that w ch I have was 30 
sold, as a Duplicate, about 30 years ago, and shall therefore keep it. I am not 
surprized that y e Edition of y e Bible I mentioned is not in y e Library, nor 
mentioned by our Reformation Writers, for 'tis not mentioned [in] any of the 
Catalogues of our old Bookes, w ch Catalogues have been thought very compre- 
hensive & Exact. The Preface or dedication (w ch is pio lectori, not to any 
particular man) perswades me that the King was y e Editor : for amongst other 
passages therein I observe these, Probe nosti quemadmodum Dominus Deus 
noster, de cujus verbis seu scripturis agitur, imperaverit, ut Rex postquam 
in Regni sui solio sederit, Legem Dei sibi describeret, & habens secum legeret 
omnibus diebus vitae suae : quo disceret timere Dominum Deum suum, & verba 40 
ejus custodire. Nos itaque consyderantes id erga Deum qfficij nostri, quo sus- 
cepisse cognoscimur, ut in Regno simus sicut Anima in corpore 8f sol in mundo, 
utque loco Dei judicium exerceamus in Regno nostro, § omnia in Potest ate habentes 
quoad jurisdictionem, ipsam etiam Ecclesiam mice Dei sedulo regamus ac tueamur : 
& Disciplina ejus sive augeatur aut solvatur, nos ei rationem reddituri simus, qui 
Nobis earn credidit, in eo Dei vicem agentes, Deique habentes imaginem, quid aliud 
vel cogitare vel in animum tarn inducere potuimus, quam ut eodem confugere- 
mus, ubi certo discendum esset, ne quid aliud vel ipsi faceremus vel faciendum 

1 [80. 1 703. W. 83. Th.— Dr. Bliss.] 

2 Tis certainly true that he had some Objections about the Athanasian Creed. What 
they were I know not, 'twas not for y fc reason that he did not go into Orders. 

3 [MS. Ballard xiii. 70.— Dr. Bliss.] 



[1705 : 

alijs praescriberemus, quam quod ab hac ipsa Dei lege ne vel transversum 
quidem digitum aberrare convinci queat? Et licet sacerdotes bene multos 
habeamus, profecto (sit Deo gratia) nihil inidoneos ad id prsestandum ac rite com- 
plendum, quod populi nostri necessitas in spirituale sui regimen expetierit : nostra 
tamen nihilominus interesse judicavimus, ut ipsam Dei legem ipsi tanquam in sinu 
gestemus, qua continue perinsuri simus uti tarn plebs ipsa quam spirituals Patres 
ejus utrique quod debeant Jideliter ac 'vigilanter adimpleant — oculi quanquam Dei 
dono satis adhuc acuti, quia tamen a solito (quod per aetatem assolet) acumine 
mutare poterunt, literam adaptavimus nostro judicio magis oportunam atque 
io ocellis perviam : licet elegantiores ac plausibiliores alie fortasse judicabuntur, 
quibus hec ut in una aut altera recedat, ut in ceteris multo magis applaudit. 
Voluntas enim erat, eas vel Instrumenti Scripturas cum Evangelicis conjun- 
gendi, in quibus Hystoria humanae vitae cum preceptis, moralibus Doctrinis, 
debitisque vivendi formulis magis exprimitur. — Hie vero libellus quern tanto- 
pere in delicijs habere constituimus, nobiscum omnino vel hospitari vel coha- 
bitare debet. 

1 he first of these Paragraphs does, I think, sufficiently shew it to be y e 
King's, since these words fit no other person : the same, & the last shew his 
main Design in printing this Edition, tho' I wonder he should leave out the 
20 Son of Syrach in this his first Tome. The second acquaints you with y e State 
of his Eyes about y e 26 th year of his Reign, w ch is not commonly taken notice 
of, & it likewise seems to infer that Spectacles were not then in England, since 
y e King must have his Bible printed with a gross Letter for his private use ; as 
I suppose that y e Bibles, Missals, Breviaries, & other Religious Books, were 
written & printed at first in a large Hand, for y e use of old Priests & for 
other Antient people of y e Laity, who generally are y e most devout. 

This Book has a large Index before it, & if it be valued according to it's 
Rarity, might bring me a very great Sum, but as 'tis mine, I will not sell it. 

I hope Mr. Hearne will acquiesce in my Reasons for Ascribing the Bible to 
3° King Hen. 8. I know not who it is that is writing the Antiquities of Middle- 
sex, but rather hope for a good Performance of that Task, since few under- 
take such sort of works, but those who are able to give tolerable satisfaction 
to y e Publick. His Desires of a collection of "all English Epitaphs, &c. 
(material ones) I believe will be fullfilled, for there have been as I have heard 
proposals of this kind published, & the work is said to be in good for- 

[Notes on Livy from Merula.] 

Aug. 5 (Sun.). Anno 1674 was published in 4 to . a Book De 
nummis under M r . Selden's name by Moses Pit. 'Tis exactly y e same 
40 w th that w cl1 goes under y e Name of Alexander Sardus, first published 
in 1579, and afterwards at Franckfurt in 12 0 . in 1609, and again in 
Grceviuss Thesaurus. We have y e Franckfurt Edition in M r . Selden's 
Library. So that it must be attributed to y e knavery of y e Bookseller, 
who has taken care to make no Alterations unless it be in y e Dedication 
for Alexander Sardus Augustino Musto Patricio Ferrariensi he puts 
Joannes Seldenus Sim. Dewes Equiti Aurato. And at y e end of it for 
Moguntiaci Calend. Maij 1579 he puts ex Med. Tempi. Calend. Maij\ 
1642. — On Friday last (Aug. 3.) was publish'd, The History of Holland, 
with a particular Description of all it's Provinces, &c. in 2 vols. 8°. 

Aug. 5. H. to Dr. T. Smith.— Glad the new ed. of Gruter is in so great 
forwardness. Sends MS. inscription on spare leaf at beginning of R. Soc. 
copy of Tarvisine Livy, containing a relation of the Actions for which Pompey 
had so glorious a triumph A. U. C. 692. — Joyner his informant about a Life 
of R. Bacon by Selden. Seller's will : his MS. bequeathed to Bodley. 

Aug. 4-6.] 

VOLUME II, PAGES 132-165. 


Price 12 s . — M rs . Ann Cherry, wife of Win. Cherry Esq r , died in y e 
year 1702, in the 83 d year of her Age. 

Aug. 6 (Mon.). On Thursday y e 2 d Instant the Dutchess of Marl- 
borough presented y e Queen w th a fine Standard in commemoration of 
the Battle of Hocks telt w ch is to be continued yearly according to Act 
of Parliament. 

[News from the Scottish Parliament, dated Edinburgh, July 28.] 

Baron Spaar has pass'd the Canal between Ghent & Bruges, forced 

y e Enemie's Lines, & is got into y e Country of Waes. — 

Out of y e Observations upon the essay towards a Proposal for 10 

Catholick Communion, Chap. xi. p. 135. . . . 

[Notes on Livy from Sebastianus Maccius Durantinus de Historia, Car. 
Sigonius and Balthasar Bonifacius de Historicis, Pamelij Exercitatt.] 

The Author of y e Observations upon The Essay 1 for Catholick Com- 
munion is M r . Edward Stephens, as appears from the Book w cri he 
quotes for Prayers for y e Dead, written by himself. D r . Hudson also 
told me he was Author. This Person formerly writ one discourse at 
least in behalf of the Quakers, after w ch He declar'd himself in several 
Respects to be a Roman Catholick. He was once very violent against y e 
facobites, but at length, much about y e time that King William died, He 20 
declar'd Himself for them, & wrote several Papers shewing himself to 
be of opinion that the Prince of Wales is legitimate. He is (tho* 
mutable yet) a very conscientious man, & has been a great sufferer 
upon yt Account. He leads a most strict & severe life ; but is a great 
opiniator. — D r . Wynne (Hugh) tells me he has writ An Historical Ac- 
count, proving that it has been y e Opinion of the chief of our English 
writers since the Reformation, that the Lawfull civil Magistrate may, for 
Political Crimes, deprive a Bishop : wherein he has discover'd some 
Errors of M r . Dodwell, & shew'd y* he has in some places contradicted 
himself. 'Tis not printed. — 3° 

[Notes on Livy from T. Fabri Epistolae, Pars II, various works of Lipsius, 
P. Benij Eugubini de Historia libri IV, &c] 

D r . Crosthwait says that the Author of y e Essay for Catholick Com- 
munion is one that is a Welch-man or at least lives in Wales. There is 
just now come out a Book containing some Papers about Transub- 
stantia\tio\n w ch pass'd between M r . H. Newcom a minister in Lan- 
cashire & T. B. a Romish Priest. Queer e whether this T. B. be the 
Author of the Essay. — From some words, w ch pass'd between M r . 
Grade and another Gentleman in y e University, I gather that he saw 
Mr. Stephens's Observations upon the said Essay before they went to 40 
the Press. Mr. Stephens quotes Bp. Andrews's Prayers to vindicate His 
Assertion for Praying for the Dead. I believe Mr. Grabe is of this 
opinion. I am sure He makes use of Bp. Andrews's Prayers, as an 
Extraordinary Book. M r . Stephens amongst other things in these ob- 
servations is for Consubstan\tia\lion, & that's the Reason Mr. Grabe receives 
the sacrament at his Hands, it being well known y t he is a Lutheran, 
& that he never communicates with the church of England ; \v<-' h I y e 
more wonder at, because He receiv'd orders from D r . Lloyd, now Bp. of 

1 See above, pag. 33. 



[1705 : 

Worcester, & when he first came to Oxford propos'd to write a Book 
to shew that the Church of England excells all other churches. — 

[Notes on Livy from notes to Hyginus and Polybius de Castris (ed. Amst., 

I am told by M r . Grade that The Essay for Catholic k Communion was 
written by M r . Basset, formerly a Church of England Man, and after- 
wards a Papist ; upon w ch Account he was made by King fames Head 
of Sidney College in Cambridge, tho' soon ejected thence. He is now 
living in London. It appears from some Passages in M r . Stephens's 

10 Observations that Bonaventure Gifford, a Boman Priest, Doctor of the 
Sorbon & Bishop Elect of Madaura, (in partibus infideliuni) did in some 
measure assist in this Essay. — . . Yesterday (being Monday) a fire 
hapen'd in S*. Clement's Lane in London in a Calender's House in w ch 
an Ancient Gentleman was burn'd to death, & a Barbadoes' merchant 
w ch lodg'd there had all his Books of Accounts burn'd tho' he offer'd 
10000 lib s to save them. — According to y 6 Paris Gazet, the Duke 
of Marlborough, tho' he pass'd y e Dyle, yet being fore'd to retire back, 
came off with great loss, the French firing their Canon upon him for 
above an hour together. He lost at least 800 men, besides divers kill'd 

20 in two or three other less Actions. — D r . Hudson tells me that M r . 
Badger has an old Edition of fustin w ch I have not yet seen. Re- 
member to ask M r . Badger about it. — Ex i mo . Vol. Scriptorum 
Historiae Augustae, per Sylburg. p. 485. in praefatione nimirum Andr. 
Schotti demonstranti Aurelium Victorem auctorem esse Libelli de viris 
illustribus. ... — At y e End of Diarium Italicum publish'd by Mons 1 *. 
Monfoucat are very considerable Emendations of the Prologues to Trogus 
Pompejus from MSS ts at Rome and other Places, w ch I did not know 
of, when I was about fustin. D r . Hudson talks of Printing them in 
a sheet in 8°, so that it may be bound w th such copies as are not 

30 disperst. However they must be remembred at least when another 
Edition of fustin comes out. . . . 

[Notes on book-titles from Vaillant's Numismata Aerea.~\ 
A Gentleman this afternoon told me that lately in Ireland in a Bog was 
found the Body of [a] man w ch seem'd very firm ; but being open'd the 
Bones appear'd quite wasted being turn'd into Moss. — 

Out ofaLetter from D r . Mich. Geddes to Dr. Hudson dated Jul. 19. 1704. 
I have in print promised two Books to your Library, the one is, The Arch- 
bishop of God's Visitation of the Council of JDiamper, in Portuguese. The other 
is, the Dominicans Romantick History of the Church of Ethiopia, in Spanish. If 
40 you Have them not already I will take care to send them to you by the first 
opportunity that shall offer. I find you have a great many MSS. Calendars, 
you would oblige me much, if you would let me know, whether you have, A 
Large Heathen Roman Calendar which mentions the Festi'vitys of old Rome, & 
if you have such a Book, & will be so kind as to let me have a Copy of it, I 

Aug. 8. Jam. Ashenhurst to H. Enquires on behalf of a friend the 
number of vacant places & candidates at All Souls'. T. Cherry to II. 
Sorry the Lexicon cannot be found. Dodwell & Cherry cannot answer his 
queries. ' My Cozen has gotten the Memorial ofy e C. of E., but he feares the 
D r . would never make a Jubilee for it.' Thanks for the Mercury. News 
about the Duke of Marlborough. Dodwell has almost finish'd his work on 
Immortality of the Soul. 

Aug. 6-10.] VOL. II, PAGE 165-VOL. Ill, PAGE 17. 


will to the full satisfy any person you shall be pleased to employ to transcribe 
it for me. I have a short one published by Aldus Minutius in the year 
1591, &c. 

Aug. 9 (Th.). [News from the Scottish Parliament, dated Edinburgh, 
August 1.] 

On y e 29th of July last D r . Tennison Bp. of Meath in Ireland departed 
this Life. . . . 

[Notes on Livy from Boxhornius' Quaest. Romanae, Ryckius de Capitolio, Is. 
Vossius ad Scylacem, &c] 

D r . Hudson tells me there is a Letter of M r . DodwelTs printed in one 10 
of M r . Hen. Lay ton's Pieces, concerning y e Immortality of y e Soul, & yt 
his Name is to it. I have look'd them over, but do not find it, unless 
it be y* Letter in p. 35. of his Pamphlet intituled Arguments <$f Replies in 
a Dispute concerning the Nature of the Humane Soul. Lond. 1703, w cn 
however has no Name added. I received a Letter from M r . Tho. Cherry, 
from Shottesbrook, (where M r . Dodwell lives) dated Sept. 2. 1705, satis- 
fying me that this is M r . Dodwell's Letter. — D r . Sloane is very busy in 
writing The Natural History of famaica ; which is y e reason I hear, yt 
he committed the care of the Philosophical Transactions to MX Thorpe. 

[Notes on Livy from G. J. Vossius de Arte Grammatica, de Qrigine ac Pro- 20 
gressu ldololatriae, Commentarii rhetorici ; book-titles, &c] 

In Drusiuss Epistles, printed an. 1595. 8°. . . are 4 to S r . Thomas 
Bodley, whence it appears yt the learned men of yt time had a very great 
Esteem of his Learning, especially in the Oriental Tongues. See after 
the Answers of Sir Thomas. 


Aug. 10 (Fri.). Yesterday was admitted into the Publick Library, 
Henningius Friman Danus. — 

[Notes from Giuverij Italia Antiqua.] 

To day was publish'd Mr. Tilly's ( Will) Assize Sermon upon Prov. 
24. 10, 11, 12. Bishop Sanderson has two excels Assize Sermons upon 30 
ye same Text. — Dr. Mill told me to day yt D r . Aiix has not y e copy 
of the Councils ready for the Press, & that yt is y e reason we hear 
nothing now of it. — From some discourse tonight w th M r . Grade I 
gather'd yt he is inclin'd something to y e church of Rome, and spoke but 
indifferently of y e English Clergy, greatly blameing the Majority of them 
as being very negligent in visiting the sick Sfc. — . . M r . Spinks 1 a 
nonjuror writ to Mr. Thwaits about a Passage concerning the Pope's 
Supremacy mention'd in y e late Essay for Catholick communion. This 
made me think He was writing an Answer to this Book. But M r . 
Thwaits assur'd me of the contrary, & yt he was not able to do such a 40 
thing, tho' he be otherwise a cunning plodding man. Upon w ch I find 
he makes collections for another non-juror who is upon such a Design. 

- Mr. Hoffman seems to agree with Mr. Grade, in Points of Religion. 

— There is a new Book lately come out call'd the Principles of Laws 

1 Mr. Thwaites mistaken. Mr. Spinkes came out with a Learned and Judicious 



[1705 : 

in General, in 8°, translated out of French by D r . Wood of New-Coil. 
being design'd as an Introduction to his New Institute of the Imperial or 
Civil Law, publish'd last year in 8°. 

Aug. 11 (Sat.). [News from the Scottish Parliament, dated Edinburgh, 
August 2.] 

Several Persons of y e Whigg Party were indicted & tryed this 
Assizes at Coventry for a Riot, by them committed at the Elections of 
Members of Parliament, some of w cl * were found guilty & fined. — 
Norton Pawlet Esqr. a Member of Parliament for Petersfield is dead. 

io — Coningsburgh Aug. 2. An Express arriv'd here of an entire defeat 
of 8ooo Swedes under comand of General Lewenhoft by 3000 Musco- 
vites, most of w°k were slain. 30000 Muscovites have invested Riga. 
The Czar is marching w* 11 50000 directly for Warswa. — On Tuesday 
morning S r . Edw. Nevil one of y e Judges of y e common Pleas departed 
this life. — At Salisbury Assizes at a tryal about y e Toll and Stallage 
of Swyndon Market, one M r . Will. Wild was produced as witness, who 
was an hundred & fifteen years of Age. He well remembred Queen 
Elizabeth, & rode to Wilton to seek James i st when he was at y e Earl of 
Pembrooks. He was born at Friborne where he has lived all his time, 

20 his Eyesight and Hearing are very good. His cheeks not sunk, & 
walked upright. His Grand-Daughter was in court, and was 60 years 
of Age. 

[Extract from Petri Fabri in Llbros Academicos Ciceronis Comment arius, p. 26.] 
Qucere whether a Pamphlet printed in the year 1650. \ t0 , & intitled, 
A Brief Resolution of that Grand Case of Conscience {necessary for these 
Times) concerning the Allegiance due to a Prince Ejected by Force out of 
his Kingdome, Sf how far y e Subjects may comply w th a present usurped 
Power, w r as not written by D r . Hammond} — In y e year 1689. came 
out in 4 to A Letter to Bishop [sic] concerning the Present Settlement <$f 
30 the New Oathes. Queer e who was the Author ? As also who writ the 
Answer to it, part of w ch was printed in 1690, tho not all, because 'twas 
seiz'd ? Some say Captain Hatton writ the latter. 
[Extracts from Cluverij Italia Antiqua.] 

Falmouth 6th. Great shooting has been heard off of y e Lizzard w ch 
makes us believe y* Admiral Bing's Squadron has fallen in w th the Brest 

Aug. 13 (Mon.). The great Shooting heard off of the Lizzard was 
occasion'd by two French Men of war w c h were engag'd & taken by 
the Worcester and Chatham Men of war. — M r . Baron Price who sate 
40 on the crown side at y e Assizes at Winchester gave an Extraordinary 
fine charge to y e Grand Jury in w ch amongst other things he took 
notice of y e Slanders and Aspersions w ct y e Fanatick Party in y e Libells 
&c. cast on y e Church of England, & reminded them y t y e present 
Liberty w ch they enjoyed was purely y e effect of y e Bounty of y e Church 
of England &c. This is y e Brave Britaine y* so strenuously opposed in 
y e Late Reign y e Grant of y e Principality of Wales to a Dutch Man. — 

[Extracts from P>ontinus, cum notis Rob. Keuchenij ; Cluverij Italia An- 
tiqua ; J. C. Bulengerus de Iheatro ; book-titles, &c. 

Aug. 10-16.] 


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Aug. 14 (Tu.). I hear y e Queen has lately urg'd D r . Mill (sending 
an order for that End) to hasten w th his Testament. 

[Extracts from Curtius, cum Com. Sam. Pitisci ; Cluverij Italia An- 
tiqua, &c] 

Aug. 15 (Wed.). D r . Charlett lately told me y* the reason why D r . 
Bathurst did not give to the Publick Library such of his Books as were 
wanting there, was because D r . Hudson told him y t we wanted but very 
few of them : w ch made him think y t 'twas not worth while to put a 
clause in his will upon so small an Account. But I believe this to be 
a story, having been inform'd that the chief reason was because D r . 10 
Charlett desired D r . Bathurst to let us take an Account before his 
Death of -w* Books we wanted. W ch he seem'd a little to resent; as 
if he were not to be relyed on, & would dispose of the best of his Books 
to other uses. However he lent his Catalogue, which I carefully com- 
par'd with the Library Catalogues, putting down all such Books as we 
wanted, w ch was a considerable Number, & most of them valuable 
Books. So that I cannot for this reason think D r . Hudson would say 
any such matter to D r . Bathurst. — M r . Hoffman is in quest after the 
Sermons or Homilies of Jacobus Nisibenus. He is looking over also 
the Homilies of Ephrcem Syrus in the Publick Library. He has some 20 
design of making them publick both in Syriack and Greek, if he could 
meet with suitable Encouragement to carry on the Impression. 

Aug. 16 (Th.). Mr. Milks (Tho.) writ formerly a Letter to Mr. 
Grade concerning his Dissent from him (M r . Grabe) about relying upon 
the Judgment of the Father s insisted upon by him in his Preface to 
the I st vol. of Spicilegium Patrum. 'Twas in Latin, & was design'd 
I believe to be printed, but I cannot tell what hinder'd it. - D r . Mill 
. gives but a very indifferent Character (w ch I much wonder at) of D r . 
Beveridge, now Bp. of St. David's, particularly upon Account of his not 
taking sufficient care of things belonging to his Prebend of Canterbury 30 
wherein D r . Mill succeeded him. - D r . Mill tells me he has been at 
400 lib s charge at least upon SK Edm. Hall, and that amongst other 
things he finish'd mostly with his own money the Library w ch was only 
began when he came to the Hall. But I do not believe this. - Amongst 
Dr. Pocock's MSS ts in Bib. Bodl. is one of Syriack containing Homilies 
of Mar or Dominus Jacobus, & Ephrcem Syrus. 'Tis probable this Mar 
Jacobus is the same w th Jacobus Nisibenus ; because, as M r . Hoffman tells 
me, in the title Page, he is also call'd Sanctus, w ch was a proper Title for 

Aug. 16. Dr, T. Smith to H. Remarks on the inscription of Pompey. 
Still has doubts about Selden and Dee ; thinks Joyner's memory has played 
him false— is he the translator of the Life of Pole, &c. ? Thinks Bp. Godwin's 
Nuncius inanimatus was ' merely in the way of wit.' Expects Fabncius' Bibl. 
Graeca at once ; glad he designs to publish Eunapius. Pritius seems merely a 
laborious collector and transcriber. Will ask Lister for a copy of his Apicius. 
Wonders at Seller's vanity in wishing for a Greek inscription, considering the 
< horrible blunders in his Antiquities of Palmyra: ' The Chronicon Lichjeldense 
is a curious & usefull MS. It formerly belonged to Cap*. Spragge, sometime 
Fellow of Trin. Coll. Camb., whom I knew full well, who pawned it with some 
other MSS. to Mr. Pate, a woollen draper: from whom Mr. Seller obtained 
[it] in the way of barter and exchange for printed books.' 



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Jacobus Nisibenus, he being a very holy devout Man, & very much cele- 
brated in the East upon that Account. - Letters from Salisbury say 
that D r . Young Deane of y* cathedral departed this Life last Thursday 
(Aug. n). - M r . Tyrrell tells me he cannot tell who 'twas y* translated 
Mons r . Le ClercKs Life and Character of M r . Lock but that he will make 
Inquiry. — I am told that M r . Rymer, who has Published two Volumes 
of Records from the Tower, is a very good sort of Man, & that he 
designs to carry on the work, being now upon a III d volume. D r . 
Hudson has lent him for a month the MS* of Instruments fyc. concerning 
the Reigns of Edw. III. & Hen. V. which he received from Sir John 

August 17 (Ft.). D r . Wynne tells me that M r . Spinkes is a very prudent 
Man, & that he thinks him qualifyed to answer M r . Basset's Essay Jor 
Catholick communion, notwithstanding I was told by another he was not. He 
has it seems writ one book already about Patience, w ch I have not seen. 
He with M r . Wagstaffe is imploy'd to distribute such moneys as are given 
by the chief Jacobites for charitable uses. D r . Hickes has given this M r . 
Spinkes a very worthy character in his General Preface to his Thesaurus 
Linguarum veterum Septentrionalium. - M r . Cherry {Francis') has drawn 
■ up a Chronology to Herodotus, w clx M r . Dodwell tells me is done very 
well. I suppose he had once a design to publish anew this Excellent 
Author ; but I believe, upon the Death of his Father, he has laid aside all 
thoughts of this kind. I have seen in his Study, in an octavo Book, a 
great many particulars relating to M r . DodweWs Life, w ch I suppose he 
will take care to publish if he survives him. He has been at the charge 
of an Exact Picture of M r . Dodwell, painted in his studying gown, writing, 
& with Books about him. This he designs to bequeath to the University, 
to be hung amongst other Learned Men in the Publick Gallery belonging 
to the Bodlejan Library. 

> August 18 (Sat.). [News from the Scottish Parliament, dated Edinburgh, 
Aug. 9 .] 

Plymouth 1 2 th . Yesterday morning about i aclock was a terrible storm, in 
w ch divers merchant ships were lost homeward bound from Lisbon, Leghorn, 
Barbadoes &c. The Men of War indeed are all safe, bat upon a true compu- 
tation from the Accounts hence, & other places particularly Portsmouth where 
of 150 outward Bound Merchant Men above half are missing the Merchants 
have suffer'd more in their shipping than they did last great storme. 

A Proclamation come out for further Proroguing the Parliament to the 
23 d of October next, when they are to meet & do Business. - They 

> write from Andover in Hampshire that y e storme blew down intirely the 
Steeple there, reckon'd the biggest in y* Country; but that no other 
damage was done by the fall than breaking down part of a House. - 
Yesterday one Sanford came to the Publick Library, with Cole the 
Ingraver, on purpose to look over our Coyns, & to take the Impressions 
of some of them. Cole says he has got a good Collection of his own, & 

Aug. 18. Charlett to H. 25 copies of amended advertisement of Theatre 
books to be sent to him at Windsor Castle. Is to ride over to Maidenhead to 
meet Dodwell and Cherry over a ( Dish of Coffe,' and will do justice to H. as 
sub-librarian. Mr. Ceely to send the two 8vo. Common Prayer Books bound. 

Aug. 16-21.] VOLUME III, PAGES 60-78. 

3 1 

that he is acquainted w th the chief Virtuosos in London, who have any 
Coyns. Qucere whether this be true ? 

[Extract from M r . Selden's Notes to his Verses upon M r . Hopton, praefixed 
to his Concordance of Tears, pr. An. 1615. 8°.] 

Bp. Godwin's Nuntius inanimatus was translated into English by 
D r . Tho. Smith (as he tells me in a Letter) and published in 1657. 
Desire him to send us one to the Library (if he has duplicates) we having 
there neither the Latin nor y e Translation. - Mr. Priaulx is said to be 
Author of those two ingenious Poems, call'd Faction display 'd, and 
Moderation displayed, whereof there is lately come out in 8° (price 2s.) a 10 
new Edition printed from a correct copy, with Improvements. 

[Inscription on a coin of Gordian.] 

Aug. 19 (Sun.). On Friday last D r . Lloyd, Bp. of Worcester, return'd 
from the Country to Oxford, where he designs to stay 'till the Sitting of the 
Parliament, with intent to prosecute his Exposition upon Daniel, whereof 
there are already about 13 sheets printed, the whole being to be 30. He 
says that he must finish this work before he can proceed with his 
chronology, whereof 30 sheets were printed several years since. So that 
no one expects to see this Work from his Hands, and he is now become 
sensible that he cannot finish, & therefore intends to leave it to his son, 20 
whom he thinks able to carry it on, having already settled matters so as 
'twill be no difficulty for any one a little skill'd in chronology to put the 
remainder in good order. The last time he was in Town he shew'd me 
a Summary of his whole Exposition upon Daniel, which seem'd to be ex- 
traordinary well done, and adapted to the meanest Reader. 

Aug, 20 (Mon.). [News from the Scottish Parliament, dated Edinburgh, 
August 11.] 

We hear y e Queens design'd Procession to St. Paul's on the 23 d 
Instant is put off tho' things were prepared for solemnizing y e day by 
Te Deum & a sermon. 'Twas thought w n y e Proclamation was issued for 50 
a thanksgiving it was expected y* some thing more signal would have 
followed upon forcing the Enemy's Lines to have made y e victory com- 
pleat & signal but unforseen Difficulties hapned & y e Elector of Bavaria 
in an Intercepted Letter of his to the French King assures his Majesty y fc 
he'l observe his orders in not fighting & will defye the Duke of Marl- 
borough to force him to it. So y* upon the whole most are of opinion 
that there ought rather to have been a publick Fast Day than one for a 
Thanksgiving, especially since 3 Holland Mails just arriv'd assure us that 
the Duke of Marlborough having attempted a Battle was obstructed by 
the Dutch who are unwilling to hazard one, upon w ch he complains in a 40 
Letter to the States of the small Authority he has in the Army by indirect 
Practises of those who do not seem to favour the good of y e common 
cause. And the Prince Lewis has joyn'd his Army, yet Marshal Villars, 
the French General declines to fight. Nor do Letters from Lisbon give 
any better Accounts, a Great Plot in favour of Charles III d having been 
discover'd and several of the Principal concern'd in it executed. 

[Note on Livy from Gruteri Fax Artium, p. 324.] 

Aug. 21 (Tu.). In the 9 th Vol. of D r . Langbain's Collections, given 
to the Publick Library by M r . Ant. a Wood, are divers Matters, by way of 



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Objection and Answer relating to Purgatory and Predestination, put down 
by him I suppose upon Account of some Publick Dispute in Divinity. Of 
Free Will in pag. 43. ibid. p. 69. An Ecclesia errare vel deficere possit? 
— I am told by one of the Fellows of Merton-College that M r . Ant. a 
Wood formerly us'd to frequent their Common Room ; but that a Quarrel 
arising one night between some of the Fellows, one of them, who thought 
himself very much abus'd, put some of the rest into the Court ; but when 
the Day for deciding the matter came, there wanted sufficient Evidence. 
At last M r . Wood, having been in company all the time the Quarrel lasted 

10 and put down the whole in Writing, gave a full Relation, w cn appear'd so 
clear for the Plaintiff, that immediate Satisfaction was commanded to be 
given. This was so much resented, that M r . Wood was afterwards ex- 
pell'd the common Room, & his company avoyded as an observing 
Person, & not fit to be present where matters of moment were discuss'd. 
[Extract from Ant. Mureti Var. Lectt., lib. 16, c. 8.] 
Yesterday D r . Mill sent to me a Testimonium to be sign'd for Cyprian & 
Paul Appia, Vaudois, that they may be admitted into H. Orders. But 
whereas they never lodg'd, nor convers'd with any, in Edm. Hall (at 
least not to my knowledge) I return'd it again w th out giving my Hand. 

20 The Bp. of Worcester has maintain'd them for sometime, & now designs 
to put them into Orders, being mov'd to it by D r . Mill, who does not 
consider that 'tis not canonical, they having not been ever of any Univer- 
sity before they came hither ; & tho' they did sometimes receive a Lecture 
from one in Edm. Hall, yet they were never either of y t House or any 
other in this university as Members, and therefore ought not to claim the 
Privilege of university men. Besides 'tis not 3 years since they had first 
a Lecture from the said Person, being admitted into the Publick Library 
Apr. 11. 1704, a little before w ch they agreed about a Lecture. 

Aug. 22 (Wed.). The true Title of the MS* w cn Mr. Hoffman thought 
30 contain'd some Homilies of Jacobus Nisibenus is, as he has found out since, 
Codex Sermonum, in dies Festos, Dominicos, aliorumque generum Domini 
Doc tor is Jacobi, Episcopi Bathanoei in Syria, cum paucis quibusdam S. 
EphrcBmi. — M r . Swift Author of The Tale of a Tub. — 

In Bibliotheca Bodlejana inter MSS. codices super D. Art. num. 86. est 
liber bene magnus rythmis Anglicanis tractans de Oratione Dominica, 
ejus septem petitionibus, septem donis Spiritus Sancti, septem peccatis 
mortalibus, septem virtutibus, septem beatitudinibus, & septem aureolis 
seu praemijs ; cujus principium est, 

Almi5ty God in trinite, 
40 In Iwome ar persones Ipre. 

Aug. 21, Hudson to H. To ask Mr. Thwaits whether he has anything 
to say to Hudson (who is at Northampton). H. to watch the coin-monger, 
and to report anything worth communicating. Directions how to address him. 
He returns in less than a fortnight. 

Aug. 22. Charlett to H. Commissions. ' Mr. Tillys Sermon pleases 
very much some considerable Persons at Court.' Defeat of the French in 
Italy by Prince Eugene. Messages to Sherwin, Thwaites, Smith, and Prichet 
(has received the Key and Spatter Dashes). 

Aug. 21-23.] 



Prsemittitur toti libro minio perscripta hsec notatio. 

Anno Domini 1384 compilatio ista hoc modo Cantabrigiae erat examinata 
unde a. quodam sacerdote ad ligandum ibid, fuit posita, a quibusdam scolaribus 
diligenter erat intuita atque perlecta. Et Cancellario Universitatis ejusque 
Concilio praesentata, propter defectus & haereses examinanda, ne minus literati 
populum per eum negligenter fallant, & in varios errores fallaciter inducant. 
Tunc jussu Cancellarij coram eo ac toto Concilio universitatis per 4 dies cum 
omni studio ac diligentia fuit examinata, atque in omni Collegio undique com- 
probata. Die quinto omnibus Doctoribus utriusque juris & magistris Theo- 
logian cum Cancellario dicentibus & affirmantibus earn de sacris legibus ac 10 
libris divinis bene ac subtiliter tractatam, et ex auctoritate omnium doctorum 
sacra? paginse sapienter allegatam, id est affirmatam, necnon & fundatam. Ideo 
quicunque fueris, 6 lector, hanc noli contemnere quia sine dubio si aliqui 
defectus in ea inventi fuissent, coram Universitate Cantabrigiae combusta 
fuisset. — 

Yesterday M r . Gilhy, Bach, of Law, Fellow of All-Souls Coll. & one of 
the Proctors in the vice-chancellor's court died of a consumption, w ctl he 
said a little before he died he thought verily to have proceeded from a 
piece of cherry stone which some time since went down his 1 wind-Pipe 
& caused a corruption in his Lungs. Which tho' it might be one cause, 20 
yet 'tis said the chief was hard Drinking. He is reported to have been a 
person of parts, and some Learning. — D r . William Realey, Dean of 
Chichester. His Brother, Bach, of Arts, lately of All-Souls Col. is Prse- 
bendary of the same Place, & I am told is reckon'd a celebrated Preacher 
in London. . . . 

Aug. 23 (Th.). By a Letter from Prince Eugene to y e Duke of Marlb. 
we understand y* on y e 16 in y e Morning he Attackt y e Army under y e 
Duke of Vendosme near Calvensano y i y e fight (w ch was betwixt y e 
Infantry) continued obstinate till past 3 when the Enemy quitted y e Field 
of Battle & he gained an entire victory, but having himself rec d a slight 30 
wound would not pursue the Enemy & referrs y e Particulars to his next, 
for w ch victory the Gunns at Whitehall & y e Tower have been fired, & 
tho' the Paris Letters of the 24 th make y e victory on their side yet in con- 
clusion they say y e Battle was like y t of Luzanna, where neither side had 
reason to boast of y e victory. — By the Letters w ch came last Night we 
hear that y e Queen will certainly go in Procession to S*. Paul's this day, 
notwithstanding she had declar'd once her Resolution to y e contrary. — 
D r . Younger is made Dean of Sarum. 

[Extract from Pauli Leopardi Emendationes .] 

To-day, being the Thanksgiving for the Duke of Marlborough's forcing 40 
the French Lines, Mr. Evans of St. John's preach'd at S*. Mary's upon 
Judges viii. 34, 35. . . I believe he pleas'd the Whiggish party very well, 
in extolling so much the Bravery & courage of K. William & the Duke 
of Marlborough, but chiefly by recommending union and Moderation, & 
not suffering our Zeal to carry us so far as to bespatter our Governours 
in libellous Pamphletts, such as he insinuated had lately appear'd, meaning 
w* 0 ut doubt yt usefull one The Memorial off Church of England, Tho' 
it must be acknowledg'd that in the general 'twas a good sermon & suf- 
ficiently laid open the Sin of Ingratitude, & the Mischiefs that will infallibly 

1 I have been since inform'd that his throate was cut by some Atheistical People of 
the College. 

VOL. I. D 



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ensue if due return of thanks be not given to God for his Deliverance of 
us from the Publick Enemy, & a just respect not shewn to those whom 
he makes his Instruments. 

Aug. 24 (Fri.). M r . Wharton writ a Pamphlett in English, intit. The 
Enthusiasm of the Church of Rome, &c. 4 0 . Printed at Lond. — D r . 
Hudson writ the Inscription upon the Monument of D r . Plot, which 
M r . Llhuyd has added to the Account he drew up of his Life, printed 
in the Supplement to M r . Collier s Dictionary, and at the Beginning of 
D r . Plot's History of Oxfordshire, Edit. 2 d . — The Super intendency of 

10 Divine Providence over Humane Affairs, in a Sermon preach'd at St. 
Paul's London before the L d Mayor Sfc. on the 29th of May 1705, by 
Francis Fox, A.M. & chaplain to his Lordship. Lond. 1705, 4 0 . The 
said Francis Fox, having served above 6 Years as an Apprentice to 
a Mercer 1 in London left off his Trade & came to Oxford, & entred 
himself Commoner of Fdmund-Yi&M as a Member of which he took his 
Master of Arts Degree in the year 1704, & soon after going to London, 
became Chaplain to Sir Owen Buckingham, Mayor of that city for the 
year 1705. So that whereas he once scrupled the Oath of Abjuration, 
yet upon reading the Preface to Vol. I. of my Lord Clarendons History 

20 he immediately took y* Oath, without having any other Argument to 
offer for it, as he not long after told M r . Dodwell in my hearing, which 
so astonished that Pious & learned Person that he told him he thought 
him a Man of no conscience nor consideration ; since granting there had 
been any Argument in that Preface 'twould have been so far from 
justifying w* he did that 'twould be directly ag* him being not writ by 
the Author himself but the Editors all of which except one had taken 
the Oath. But indeed there is no Argument or any thing like an 
Argument to defend the taking of this Oath in that place, as M r . 
Dodwell plainly shew'd him. And yet he was so far from hearkening 

30 to the pious Discourse of this Excellent Man, that he went away 
smiling, & with so little concern that he affirm'd to me that he could 
take the Oath if it had been ten times worse, & yet could give no 
manner of reason for it. He is got in with the Whigs, & tho' he was 
once agt the Occasional Conformissts he is now very warm for them. 
When he was in Oxford he went every Sunday to Christ-Church 
Prayers in the Morning, to receive the Sacrament ; which gain'd him the 
character of a Sanctify'd Person. But after he had taken the Degree of 
Bachelor of Arts, he left off that Custom quite, to the Amazement of 
his Acquaintance. In short he is a Man of great Boldness and As- 

40 surance, but has neither parts nor Learning ; and the Sermon above 
mention'd is an injudicious rhapsodical discourse of Providence in 
General collected from several Authors with little in particular relating 
to the day. — 'Tis observable that last Night were no Illuminations 
in Oxford on Account of the Thanksgiving but in D r . Mill's Lodgings. 

Aug. 25 (Sat.). In the Publick Library is a MS t JEgidius Romanus 
de Regimine principum, with this Distich at y e End, 

Quod pica, quod bubo, quod graculus est vet hyrimdo, 
Hoc liber est iste, simulator namque sophistce. 

1 or a Glover, Quaere. 

Aug. 23-26.] 



Here is also added a Copy of the lasst Will of Will. Kyghton 
of Brigeford (ut videtur in Comit. Noll.) a 0 . 1528, wherein is nothing 
Material, save y* he makes his Father & his wife his Executors, w th this 
Provision, yt if his Sonne Lawrence happen to live after his Father yt 
he shal succeed in y e Roome of his Father as Executor. — D r . Lang- 
lain gives a particular Account of all the Tracts in the MS. U. 3. 7. 
Jur. (according to the old placing) of the Publick Library. There is a 
Catalogue of the Consuls & other Historical Pieces w cn may be of use 
in Livy. See Langb. coll. ex dono Ant. a Wood, num. 7. — M r . Gilby 
of All-Souls coll. was buryed last night. His Body was opened, & a 10 
large impostume was found in his Lungs. . . . 

In the Beginning of the Edition of Livy (at Rome 1472) in Corpus 
Chrisli Coll. Library is this Memorandum : J|_ 38^/^88 

Orate pro anima Re'uerendi in Christo Patris ac Domini Ricardi Fox olim 
Winton Episcopi Collegij corporis christi Fundatoris. qui hunc librum dedit eidem. 
At the end : liber Jo. Shirivod Se. Ap cm Protonotarij Archidiaconique Richmondiss 
emptus Romse in fine Januarij anno Domini 1475. 

Edinb. 17. This day the Parliament met, & went upon Limitation 
of a Protestant Successor. At last they pass'd a Bill that for the future 
the Lords of the Privy-Council, Treasury & Exchequer, as also the 20 
Lords of the Session and Justitiary shall be solely nominated and ap- 
pointed by the Parliament. So y* y e next King of Scotland is like to 
be King of Clouts. — D r . Ellis is made Bp. of Kildare in Ireland, the 
Bp. of Kildare being removed to the Diocess of Meath. — We hear at 
last that the Muscovites did not vanquish the Swedes, as was at first 
reported; but that the Muscovites -were defeated with the loss of 7000 
Men. — 'Tis generally concluded that Prince Eugene had not a com- 
pleat victory over the French in Italy, but that both sides after great 
loss parted, tho' the better was on the part of Pr. Eugene. — On 
Friday the Paper call'd the Review of the Rehearsal writt by Tutchin 3° 
did not come out as usual. Upon w cl1 'tis thought a stop has been 
put to it by order of Court; it being a most scandalous, nonsensical 
thing, and such as gives offence to both sides. 

Aug. 26 (Sun.). The Pamphlett call'd A Cat may look on a Queen, or 
A Satyr on her present Majesty, seems to have been written 1 by J. 
Tutchin or some such pitiful Fellow, being a very silly thing, & stufF'd 
with Raillery upon the Fathers & other Friends of the Church. — D r . 
Hudson was chosen Keeper of the Publick Library in Oxon April 11. 
1 70 1. — M r . Rogers (afterwards D r . of Divinity) was chosen President 
Oi Magdalen-Co\\. Oxon. Apr. 12. 1 701. — The II d Edition of Livy at 4° 
Rome was printed from the first by Joannes Antonius Campanus Episcopus 
Inter amniensis, & is exactly the same only 'tis somewhat more correct, 
whereof the chief things of note are observed by Gronovius & other 
Editors of Livy. At the End are these Verses : 

Aspicis illustris lector quicunque libellos, 

Si cupis artificum nomina nosse : lege. 
Aspera ridebis cognomina Teutona : forsan 

Mitiget ars musis inscia verba virtim. 

1 Others say J. Dunton, the broken Bookseller, was Authour, w ch is not unlikely. 

D 2 



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Conradus Suuenheym : Arnoldus Pannartzque magistri 
Roma? impresserunt talia multa simul. 
In domo Petri de Maximis M.CCCC.LXXII, die XVI. Julij, 
M r . Lesly, in his Discourse agf Marriages with those of different com- 
munions, pag. 50. attributes the mischiefes w ch befell King Charles I. in 
a great measure to his marrying a Popish Lady. This Tract of M r . 
Lesly's seems from several passages in it about the Bp s . deprived by 
King W m , & one concerning Sir Hen. Spelmans History of Sacrilege to 
have been written for the Jacobites, notwithstanding he says the 
10 Substance of it was preach'd at Chester before the Revolution. From 
pag. 59 he seems to insinuate that when all the present dissenting Bp s . 
are dead those who are against such as have been substituted in their 
Places will not submit, but will joyn to forreign Bp s . who are against 
the Depriving of Bp s . by the Civil Magistrate. In pag. 59 he clears the 
objections offer'd about our English Reformation, because of the Lay- 
Power employ'd in it, from the Pope's unjustly pretending to a universal 
& Unlimited Supremacy, & his imposing upon us things Sinfull & 
Heretical, which make a Seperation justifyable. 
[Note on Livy from Gruteri Fax Artium.] 

20 D r . Mill tells me Bp. Walton did not write the Prolegomena to the 
Polyglott Bible all himself, but that 'twas done by several Hands. 

Aug. 28 (Tu.). Yesterday came to the Publick Library the Countess 
of Bridgwater, being one of the Youngest of the Duke of Marl- 
borough's Daughters, together with her Mother-in-Law the old Countess. 
— D r . Langbain in the year 1641 sent a Transcript from the Bodlejan 
Library, (MS. Digb. num. 218.) of Aldredus Rieval. de vinculo Per- 
fectionis, & another Tract, of his de Vita inclusarum (in y e same MS.) 
to facobus Merlon Horstius a Divine of Cologne, with a design to have 
it printed in the Edition of S*. Bernards Works, then fitting for y e Press 
36 by y e said Merlon Horst. See D r . Langbain 's Collect. Vol. 4. p. 410. b. 
in Bib. Bod. 

In dicto MS. Digby num. 218. pag. 106. habetur pars libri sexti 
Polychronici Ranulfi Ceslrensis, ubi de Aluredo Rege et Scolis publicis 
variarum Artium apud Oxonias per ipsum institutas ad consilium Neoti 
Abbatis. Ex Willelmo de Regibus. lib. 2 0 . Ubi in margine habetur 
annotatio quae sic incipit, 

Atulphe Rex, dilecte Dei, quid moraris. mitte filium primogenitum ad Roma* 
num pontificem, ut ab ipso inungatur in Regem Anglorum. Et sic ab ipso pro- 
cedat unctio regalis ad caeteros Reges ipsius Regni in perpetuum duratura &c. 
40 Haec in vita S. Alfredi scripsit S. Neothus. Similiter alia nota (e regione loci ubi 
Ranulphus Cestrensis meminit Grimbaldi). Iste Grimbaldus, ut primo Cancel- 
larius & Doctor ordinarius praesente Rege victoriosissimo Alfredo, caeterisque 
regni magnatibus, in Universitate Oxon. legit primo lectorem Scholasticam ; 
qui paulo ante fuit Parisiensis Cancellarius. Haec in vita Alfredi Regis. 

MS. Digb. 205, 224 [titles only]. 

The Countess Dowager of Bridgwater talk'd very much of Coyns, 
when at the Library, which she seem'd to understand well, & declar'd 
a great Affection for Learning. 

[Notes on Livy from Yvonis Villiomari in Locos Controversos Roberti Titij 
50 Animadversorum liber, Lipsius, &c] 

Aug. 26-29.] VOL UME III, PA GES 112-142. 


Aug. 29 (Wed.). Just publish'd Mr. Spinks's Answer to MX Bassett's 
Essay for Catholick Communion. 8°. — Ex cod. Langbain in Bib. 
Bodl. num. 5 . . . Epistolae Gilleberti quondam Abbatis Hoylandiae. 
(Codicem hunc descriptum ad Jacobum Merlonem Horstium Colonien- 
sem una cum Bernardi Epistolis aliquot alijsque jam turn ineditis, cum 
Bernardo cujus editionem adornabat, una edendum transmisi. Quod ab eo 
praestitum est.) — . . . Schejfer in the Catalogue of his Works, printed in the 
said Lectt. Acad, makes mention of a Justin with Notes prepared for y e Press 
by him. Queer e whether ever printed?— Queer e also whether his Liber 
adversariorum, in quo Nota. ad Scrip/ores plurimos, veteres 6f recentes, io 
was ever printed? — 1 'Tis said that M r . Holland (John) of Merlon 
College, went to M r . Sam. Parker, the Non- Juror, soon after he had 
married M r . Clements (the Bookseller's) Daughter, on purpose to dispute 
with him against his drawing his wife over to the Communion held up 
by the greatest part of Non-Jurors in behalf of the deprived Bishops ; 
but that M r . Parker was too hard for him, & thereupon his wife com- 
municated with the Non-jurors, & so continues to do. . . . 

In MS. NE. A. 3. 6. M ri Thomae Gascoigne sacrae theologiae Doc- 
toris Oxon, Relatio de decollatione Ricardi Scroop Archiepiscopi Ebor, 
facta 8° Junij 1405 jussu Henrici 4 ti , judice Willelmo Fulthorp, ubi inter 
alia sic scribit — 20 

Et in quinta percussione collum Archipraesulis super terram cecidit, & 
corpus super dexterum latus ad terram cecidit in tertia sullione, quinque enim 
erant sulliones seminatae cum ordeo, & in terra ubi Archipraesul decollatus 
erat fuit ordeum seminatum quod pridie in calamis ad modum fusi apparuit, & 
pedibus conculcantium in die decollationis ejus penitus distractum erat, & eo 
non obstante in eadem aestate, absque novo semine, & absque opere humano 
deus tale incrementum dedit supra communem usum naturae, quod aliquis 
calamus quinque, aliquis calamus quatuor spicas ordei produxit. Et qui pau- 
ciores produxit non minus quam duos calamos protulit. 

Immediate post hanc narrationem Langbain (in coll. vol. 5. p. 56) 3° 
aliam, quae sequitur adjecit, viz. 

Huic affine admodum est quod aliquando a testibus fide dignis accepi de 
agroquodam in Cornubia ubi praelium commissum est inter partes Regias sub 
Radulpho Hopton milite & Parliamentarias sub Domino Stamford a 0 Domini 
1643, viz. triticum an hordeum eo in agro seminatum pedibus equorum homi- 
numque penitus conculcatum ; autumno sequente singulos fere calamos tres aut 
quatuor ; alios sex, septem, octo, novem immo & decern spicas produxisse. 

[Extracts from Malala, pp. 225, 233, 276.] 

The Appendix to y e Life of f R\ Rev. Father in God Seth L d . B p . of 
Sarum, written by D r . Waller Pope, in a Letter to the Author, Lond. 1697. 40 
80. was written by D r . Tho. Wood of New college, notwithstanding he 
does not own it. He also was Author of, The vindication of the Historio- 
grapher ofy e University of Oxford § his Works, Sfc. Loiid. 1693. 4 0 . — . . 
I am inform' d M r . Will. Smith Fellow of University College finds great 
Fault with M r . Wood's Antiquities of Oxon, as being taken in a great 
measure from M r . Twyne's Papers in the Schoole Tower, & containing 

1 This is certainly true. But M rs . Parker now communicates, as M r . Dodwell & 
several other Non-Jurors do. They began upon the Death of D r . Lloyd Bp. of 
Norwich. Tho. H. Jan. 20. 1710-11 Saturd. 



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a great many errors. He has himself labour'd several years upon the 
same Subject ; but being known to be a man of but little Judgment, 
there is no great heed given to him. For 'tis well known Mr. Wood 
took a vast deal of pains in that work, & that tho' he might have some 
Notices from M r . Twyne, yet he examin'd all the Records & Register 
Books himself, w ch occasion'd D r . Lloyd in his Geogr. Diet, to give an 
ample Testimony of the Book. — . . . M r . Wagsiaffe, who formerly writ in 
vindication of King Ch. I. yXkvv Bpo-ikucr), & was once a member of 
New -Inn- Hall, where he took his Master of Arts Degree, practises 

io Physick now in London, with great Success. He is a Man of very 
good Parts, & considerable Learning. — M r . Collier's Geographical Sf 
Historical Dictionary gave but very little satisfaction to the subscribers, 
upon Account of it's being several Sheets less than was promised; 
besides the unaccurateness of divers particulars. Upon w ch he pub- 
lished a Supplement with a design to correct the Faults, & satisfy for 
the Defects and omissions thereof. But this being done in hast, there 
are still abundance of faults, & more omissions. So that 'tis far from 
being a perfect work, it being requisite that a thing of this Nature 
should be undertaken by a set of men of great Industry & knowledge, 

20 to procure Materials not only from Authors but from such Places where 
'tis to be supposed are preserved any Evidences w ch may give light into 
the Life of any great Man. — Praefatio in tertiam Decadem Livij ex 
Editione Fr. Asulani (Ven. 15 19. 8°.) . . . 

Aug. 31 (Fri.). Ad calcem cod. NE. A. 3. 7. est nota Historica quod 
capella B. Marise Radingias ccepit aedificari per Nicolaum Abbatem 13. 
Kal. Maij. 13 14. — ... M rs . Hesther English, a French woman, writ the 
Proverbs in French, very neatly, in variety of Hands, w c h is now in the 
Publick Library. She was nurse to Prince Henry, & married Bar- 
tholomew Kello, a Scotchman. Their Grandson is now Sword-Bearer 
30 of Norwich. . . , 

Sept. 1 (Sat.). [News from the Scottish Parliament, dated Edinburgh, 
August 23.] 

We hear from Launceston in Cornwall y* one John Davis, having 
caused a Person to be press'd, with whom his Daughter was engag'd, 
she, out of Revenge, one night set the House on Fire, whereby her 
Father, Mother & her self were burnt. — From Hampshire that in the 
late Storm about 20 Acres of wheat were burnt, occasion'd by a Tobaco- 

Aug. 30. H. to Smith. Is inclined to think Joyner's story of a Life of 
R. Bacon by Selden a mistake. Extract cone. Dr. Dee from Hopton's Con- 
cordance of Tears. Did not know before that Smith was translator of the 
Nuncius Inanimatus. Pritius has left: Fabricius' characterisation of him in 
letter to Hudson. Halley will reprint in Phil. Trans, the inscription relating 
to Theophrastus incorrectly given by Prideaux. Mr. Simon Priest, Vicar 
of Bisley, GIo., proposes to translate Graevius on the Roman Denarius and 
on Egyptian Pyramids. Asks for Smith's opinion thereon. 

Aug. 31. Hudson (Theddlethorp) to H. Has some gold and silver 
coins for Bodley. Has catalogued the curiosities of the Earl of Exeter's 
library; it contains Icones L'vvianae. The Earl has a noble collection of coins, 
esp. gold, all in cases in due order, wrapt up in papers with their descriptions 
upon them. 

Aug. 29-Sept. 2.] VOL UME III, PA GES 142-164. 


pipe being blow'd out. - . . To-day I saw at the Publick Library D r . 
Steam Dean of S*. Patrick in Ireland. He is son to John Steam, Dr. of 
Physick, & Professor thereof in Dublin, who was Tutor to the Learned 
Mr. Hen. Dodwell. This Dr. Stearne, the Dean, has published a Dis- 
course in Latin de infirmorum visiiatione, & a Sermon. But he has 
printed nothing else yet, as himself was pleas'd to tell me. — Wanting 
in y e Publick Library Dr. John Stearne's Examen Herebordi de Con- 
cursu, (2) Dissertatio de Electione & Reprobatione. He also writ a 
Preface to Roger Boyle's Inquisiiio in fidem hnjus sceculi. But this does 
not goe along with the Copies, & so is not to be met with : there being 10 
some reason why 'twas not publish'd with the Book itself, viz. either a 
difference between D r . Steam's widow & the Bookseller, who would not 
allow a sufficient gratuity for ye copy, or else something sequivalent. 

Sept. 2 (Sun.). D r . Lloyd, Bp. of Worcester, was so well pleas'd with 
M r . Evans's Thanksgiving Sermon before the University, that he said 
soon after that he was very glad there was one even in Oxford that would 
speak for King William. It seems too he sent for him to his Lodgings 
& told him he would get him good preferment for it. The Sermon is 
reported to have been made by D r . Tadlo, this Evans, and some others 
at a Merry-Meeting. As for Evans, there are very few in Oxford bear 20 
so bad a character, being noted for &c. — I have been told y* the Bp. 
of Worcester is now in the 1 88 th year of his Age. — M r . Hoffman a 
Lutheran. Being to day at dinner with the Bp. of Worcester, M r . Lloyd, 
his Son, (who was lately made Chancellor of Worcester by his L d ship) 
happening to mention Coyns, seem'd to shew some Resentment towards 
D r . Hudson, to whom he says he formerly offer'd his service for putting 
the coyns in order in the publick Library given by Consul Ray, & that 
he seem'd shy in y e Matter. When Dinner was ended M r . Lloyd shew'd 
his collection of Coyns, w cri indeed is a good one, they being for the 
most part very fair. He has not many Consular ones, but those of the 3° 
Emperors are many, & valuable, for the most part. He has also a good 
number of Gemms, stones &c. He spoke several times agt the High- 
Church-men at dinner, w ch his Lordship did not seem to like very well. 
— D r . Stearne, (who dined at y e Bp s . too, and preach'd this Morning at 
Magd. Church, upon his Lordship's Request, who received y e Sacrament 
there) says that he lately amongst MSS ts he purchas'd had 2000 Evi- 
dences thrown into his Bargain, which he has communicated to D r . 
Kennett. Amongst the MSS. were some Irish, w ch he has communicated 
to M r . Llhuyd of y e Musseum. — The two Sheriffs have been with D r . 
Willis, Dean of Lincoln, with the Thanks of the L d Mayer & court of 4° 
Aldermen, for the Sermon preach'd by him last Thanksgiving day (for 
forcing the French Lines) at S*. Paul's. This Sermon, w ch is just pub- 
lish'd is variously talk'd off, & cannot, as is thought, escape w th out an 

Sept. 2. T. Cherry to H. It was a mistake that Lay ton was to publish 
Dodwell's Arguments and replies. Various messages from Dodwell. He very 
often receives letters from Perizonius and Le Clerc about his schism. Useless 
for Mr. M. Gibson to think of being Minister of Maidenhead. Local news 
and sundry commissions. 

1 A Mistake. 



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Answer, there being several Reflections in it upon some of the Principal 
Men of the Church of England. — The Grand Juries for London & 
Middlesex, the last Sessions, presented the Memorial of the Ch. of Eng- 
land (whereof there is a Vindication come out) as a dangerous Pamphlett. 
But this is not at all to be wonder'd at, if we consider of w* Persons the 
juries consist, & who are the Presenters. — 'Tis now agreed upon for 
certain that the L d Pembroke (President of the Council) is speedily to go 
over to Holland, to expostulate with y e States for their obstructing the 
Duke of Marlborough in his design' d Engagement w tlx y e French. — 

10 'Tis said (M r . Lesley) the Writer of y e Rehearsal is taken up for being 
Author of The Memorial, & that he has given iooo lib s bayle. — M r . 
Dodwell has just finished a Discourse concerning the Immortality of y e 
Soul, & is going to put it to the Press. — M r . Grabe, as 'tis said, & he 
seem'd to insinuate as much to me, will print only the Alexandrian Copy 
of the Septuagint, w th out Notes, only Parallel Places of Scripture. But 
if he lives & has his Health he will add a Volume of Annotations after- 
wards. This I believe he will do provided he does not meet w tn better 
Encouragem* for carrying on the Expenses. But if there be suitable 
Encouragem* he will print Notes at y e Bottom, w ch will be very large, 

20 & will require a great deal of time. — M 1 *, Lloyd tells me he knows 
Sanford, who came to see our Coyns, & that he is one who makes it his 
business to pick up such curiosities, & to sell them afterwards, being a 
Person of no skill in History or any other Parts of Learning, as having 
not been bred up to it. 

Sept. 3 (Mon.). Cod. MS. in Bib. Bodl. NE. C. 4. 3. Compendium 
Historiarum ab orbe condito usque passionem Apostolorum Petri & 
Pauli. — The Bp. of Worcester told me that formerly he look t over all 
the Coyns in the Pub. Library Gallery, w cn was before the considerable 
Additions made by Nourse, Consul Ray &c. . . . 

30 Sept. 4 (Tu.). M r . W m . Cherry 1 died (some time since) in y e 73 d 
year of his Age. — It seems M r . Lesley was taken up for being Author 
of the Memorial upon an Insinuation in one of the Observators written 
by Tutchin who was lately in Devonshire, & other western Parts, on 
purpose to rake up all the Scandal he could against the stan[c]h members 
of the Church of England. W cn being hinted to the Judges in one place 
(as they were on their Circuit) he was forced to fly immediately. — 
Sometime since I compar'd the Oxford Edition of S*. Cyprian (as re- 
printed in Holland) with a MS* in Lincoln College, & the Life of S fc . 
Cyprian with a MS* in S*. John's college, & put down the Variations 

40 (w ch are many & considerable) in a Copy of D r . Mill's. — The Edition 
of Tatian, w cn came out at Oxford, in 1705, tho' it bears M r . Worth's 
name, yet most of the notes, w th the Dedication, & Prefaces were written 
by D r . Mill. So that M r . Worth did but very little to it. I was with 
him at Eaton, whither I went on purpose from Shottesbrook to compare 
a MS* for this Edition. — 

Sacrilege Arraigned and condemned; by D r . Basire. Lond. 1668. 8°. 
At the Beginning is written by D r . Barlow, 

D s . D r . Isaac Basire Natione Gallus, Religione Reformatus, Professione 
1 I have a Letter about it written by Mr. Holden. 

Sept. 2-4.] 

VOLUME II f PAGES 164-179. 


Theologus, Dignitate Northumbrian Archi-Diaconus, Dunelmensis Ecclesise 
Canonicus & Sacrae Majestati Regise a Sacris ; Tyrannide a Cromwello occu- 
pata annos 15 (ob? tyyiurd) Exsul, post Gallias, Italiam, Granciam, Thraeiam, 
Asiam, Palaestinam & iEgyptum lustratas, Albas Juliae Professor Theologiae 
primarius a Transylvaniae Principe renunciatus, Anno 1660, redijt in Bri- 
tanniam. . . 

Burnett's History of Reform, pag. 144. Part II. 

Another difference between the Ordination Book set out at that (viz. An. 
1550) time, and that we now use, was, that the Bishop was to lay his one Hand 
on y e Priest's Head, and with his other to give him a Bible, with a Chalice 10 
and Bread in it, saying the words now said at the Delivery of y e Bible. In the 
Consecration of a Bishop there was nothing more than what is yet in use, save 
that a Staff was put into his Hand, with this Blessing, Be toy 6 Flock of Xt. a 

This is a great Error, there being no such Difference either in the 
ordaining of a Priest or Bp, as appears from the Forms printed in 1549, & 
1552, both w ch I have look'd into. — 

Reasons thatCatholicks ought in anywise to abstaine from Heretical Con- 
venticles. 8°. . . The Running title over every Leafe is a Treatise ofSchisme. 
Qucere who the Author. At the Beginning is this memorandum in MS*, 2 o 

M r . Carter hath confessed he hath printed of these Bcokes 1250. This <was 
found at Win. Carter's in his House at the Ho<wer Hill qju th the Original Copy sent 
from Rhemes allowed under Doctor Allein's onvne Hand Sf name subscribed thus : 
Hie tractatus est plane Catholicus, & nostris imprimis hominibus, hoc schis- 
matis tempore, pernecessarius. 

Ita testor Gullielmus Allanus Sacrae Theologiae Doctor & Professor. 

M r . Wood, Athen. Oxon. Vol. I. col. 306, insinuates that 'tis Robert 
Parsones the Jesuite, who certainly writ Nine Reasons why Catholicks 
should abstain from Heretical Conventicles, if we may credit Ant. Possevin 
in Apparat. Sac. Tom. II. in Rob. Persons, which seems to be no other 3° 
than this in Bodley's Library, the Title-Page whereof is torn out, other- 
wise we could give a more full Account of it. — . . . The Book call'd the 
Memorial was burnt last Sat r day at y e Sessions House by y e Hands of y e 
common Hang-Man & this week the same will be done at y e Royal Ex- 
change & Palace yard Westminster. — Yesterday night late came two 
Holl. Mailes, viz. from Millan y* the D. of Vendosme lyes near Rivalto & 
Pr. Eugene att Grivelgo, the former flying before him leaving all y e Inns 
full of his Sick & wounded. The French lost in the battle w th Pr. Eugene 
3500 Men, among them 400 Officers. The D. of Marlborough took Fort 
S*. Lewis after 2 days Siege, making the Garrison Prisoners of War. — 4° 
M r . Clements, the Bookseller, tells me that the Antiquities of Middlesex 
will not be continued, meeting with but a very indifferent Reception. — 
One Mr. Hunt of Baliol College has just put into the Theatre Press 
Theodosius's Sphcerica, to be printed in Latin only, at the charges of M r . 
Clements. — Mr. Grabe shew'd me to day a Specimen of his design'd 
Edition of the Septuagint, w<* has the Text according to the Alexandrian 
Copy, & where that is defective, from other MSS, without any Annota- 
tions, only Parallel Places of Scripture ; which method, it seems, he has 
been advis'd to take, &, if he lives, to publish y e Annotations in a separate 
Volume. — 'Tis said the ArchbP of Canterbury will suspend the Pro- 50 
locutor &c. the next Convocation if they continue as obstinate as they did 



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the last. — M r . Grabe had lately sent him by Zacagnius, Keeper of the 
Vatican Library, a specimen, (taken very exactly) in a new manner, the 
impression being made upon the skin of an Oxe's Gut, of the MS* from 
whence the Roman Edition of the Septuagint was printed. He has given 
part of it to D r . Hudson to be put in the Bodlejan Library. I have not 
yet seen it. — D r . Mill has put M r . Hoffman upon perusing all the 
Coptick Pieces of the Bible in the Bodl. Library, & promises him En- 
couragement to have 'em printed. — Just publish'd a 2 d Edition, with 
great Additions of M r . Keil's (John) Lectures, read when Deputy Pro- 
io fessor to D r . Millington, in the Natural Philosophy Schoole at Oxford. — 
M r . Grabe tells me that before he came into England he was Professor of 
Humanity for about 1 2 Years, & that he drew up a great many things in 
order to an Ecclesiastical History, w ch he proposed to methodise and put 
into order when he came to Oxford, as he declared to D r . Mill in a Letter, 
whereof I have a Copy. He had also thoughts of printing Ephraem Syrus 
in Greek, from MSS. in the Oxon Libraries ; but being diverted, D r . Mill 
I believe designs it, having already procur'd a Transcript of most in the 
Bodl. Library. 

Sept. 5 (Wed.). Mr. Evans, of SV John's Coll., talks mightily of Print- 
20 ing his Thanksgiving Sermon. But here is none in Oxford will print a 
thing so scandalously partial against the Church of England. — Just 
publish'd A List of the names of all those who were taken in the Poll for the 
County of Middlesex at Brainford last Election for Members of Parliament. 
— 'Tis said Bp. Andrews writ an Exposition upon the Book of Common- 
Prayer. But I could never yet meet with it. . . . 

Sept. 6 (Th.). Yesterday the Fellows of University had a meeting, 
and turn'd M r . Smith (Senior Fellow) out of his Fellowship, on Account 
of a Parsonage he has. . . . 

Sept. 7 (Fri.). Yesterday M r . Smith of University College made his 
30 Complainte to y e Vice-Chancellor for the Fellows turning him out. Upon 
w c ii Birkett, the Mancipal was sent for, who said that he never knew any 
Fellow turn'd out in the Heads Absence. — As they were digging the 
foundations for the Church of All Saints in Oxon, soon after the old 
church fell down, they found the Body of a Man firm & intire after it had 
been buried about 150 years. — . . . M r . Hoffman is looking over the 
Coptick Translation of the Bible in y e Pub. Library. He has begun to 
translate y e New Testam*, D r . Mill promising to get incouragem* y* it 
may be printed. — D r . Mill says my L d . Pembroke is already gone into 
Holland to expostulate with y e States, & y* Sir Andrew Fountaine is 
40 gone along with him. . . . 

Sept. 8 (Sat.). The Grand Jury of London y t presented the Memorial 
were 10 of y m Dissenters & only 2 of y e Pannel Ch. Men who refused to 
sign y e said presentment. — The L d . Pembroke designes to set out for 
Holland this day being Satturday. — S r . Ch. Shuckborough one of the 
Members of Pari, for y e county of Warwick & Master of y e Buck Hounds 
to the Queen died Suddenly on Sunday last at Winchester. — 'Tis 
whispered there has been a 2 d Battle in Italy to y e Advantage of Pr. 
Eugene. — . . . The original Author of the Private Devotions, w ch D r . 
Hicks & M r .Dorringtonreform'd, was M r . Austin. — M r .Bonnell's Life was 

Sept. 4-12.] VOLUME III, PAGES 179-226. 


written by W m . Harrington, who has publish'd a New Book of M r . Bon- 
nells containing Devotions &c. w cn is recommended to the world by 
Mr. Jo. Strype, Mr. Sam. Palmer, &c. all Whiggs. M*. Bonnell himself, 
who is so commended by these Pharisaical People, was of the Whiggish 
side. ... 

Sept. 9 (Sun.). Mr. Hoffman tells me that Mollerus is upon continuing 
Morhoffius de re Literaria. — Leipenius has written a Book de Ophir, w ch 
I have not yet seen. 

[News from the Scottish Parliament, September i.] 

At the Beginning of last week D r . Berwick, a Physician, died, who io 
was very gracious with King Charles II. — Tho. Fagg, a Member of 
Parliam* for Rye in Sussex, died lately of y e Small-Pox. — The Earl 
of Pembrook's Voyage to Holland is deferr'd for some time; but all 
things are getting ready for it. — 'Tis said if Lesley be prov'd the 
Author of the Memorial the Jacobites will be greater Sufferers than they 
have been as yet; w cn makes several, who are well wishers to them, 
(believing that y e greatest part of em 1 are men of conscience) wish 
that it may not be proved upon him, & yt he would imploy his Pen upon 
other subjects. — M r . Hoffman tells me he has been at Padua, where he 
saw the Monument of Livy ; but that he believes all the Inscriptions 20 
relating to him to be modern. — . . . M r . Grabe tells me that D r . Smith 
had a design to publish the Septuagint from the Alexandrian Copy in 
the time of K. Charles II. from whom he had hopes of encouragement. 
But his death prevented the undertaking. — M r . Grabe says that D r . 
Bull's Letter against the Papists printed in D r . Hickes' Book against y m 
is the best part in the whole Book, tho' D r . Hickes's is very good, & 
ought to be publish'd seperate by it self, to be distributed as there is 
occasion. — I hear from M r . Worth that the Bp. of Worcester is in the 
78th year of his Age, and not in the 88th as I was lately told. M r . 
Worth is his Chaplain. 3° 

Sept. 12 (Wed.). M r . Moreton, a Clergyman, is writing the Antiquities 
of Northamptonshire. — The Antiquities of Stamford in Linc.shire are 
writing by a Gentleman of that towne. I have his Name, I think, in 
a Lett 1 " from M r . Willis. He is a Clergyman, as D r . Hudson, who is just 
come from those parts, informs me. ... 

[Notes on Livy from Lipsius de Amphitheatro and Saturn. Serm. Letter to 
Hudson from Ericus Benzelius filius, dated Upsala, July 15, 1705-] 

D r . Hudson shew'd me a Lett r to day w cn he rec d from M r . Wanley, 

Sept. 11. Dodwell to H. Refers H. to his Dionysius for his views on 
Livian chronology. Was Dr. Mills concerned in the persecution of the 
Nonjurors ? 

Sept. 12. H. to Smith. Is sending Grabe's Ep. to Mill ; G. is going 
abroad to consult MSS. for his LXX. Sends a transcript of Wanley's 
Memorandum in Index Expurg. (Madrid 16 14). Sir James Astrey is engaged 
on new ed. of Spelman's Glossary; unless he consults Junius' MSS. 'twill be 
very superficially done. 

1 There is no reason to think them otherwise, notwithstanding what Dr. Charlctt & 
some other Republicans are willing to suggest. 



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wherein he desires to borrow certain Books MSS. out of the Publick 
Library, offering security for them, being for his purpose towards an . 
Edition of the Bible in Saxon which he is undertaking. But this cannot 
be done, & 'tis a matter of wonder he should desire such a thing. ... 

Sept. 13 (Th.). On Wednesday Morning died S r . Sam. Dashwood 
& Alderman of London. As also did the same Evening S r . Rob* 
Clayton, Kt & Alderman, the Father of y* City. — This day looking 
into the Monthly Account of Books, call'd The works of the Learned, 
for August I found that there was ready for the Press at Oxon Jo. 
io Leland de Illustribus Scriptoribus majoris Britannia, (with Notes and 
Improvements) from y e Original in y e Pub. Library, by M r . Ant. Hall of 
Queen's College. — We hear 'tis now resolv'd in council y* the Earl 
of Pembroke shall not go for Holland, Matters being agreed on y* no 
Officer whoever shall be in council but y e D. of Malborough, Mons r . 
Overkirk & y e 2 States Deputies & y* his Grace shall have a double vote. 

Sept. 14 (Fri.). M r . Thwaits says M r . Hall of Queen's college does 
not design to publish Leland de scriptoribus ; & that 'twas put into the 
works of the Learn' d without his knowlege. — M r . Milles ofX*church tells 
me he has some design of Travelling into Forreign Countries. — From 
20 Edinb. the 6th we hear that that day a Proposal was made in Pari, for 
arming & training an Army of 72000 Foot & 8000 Horse, & looks 
great, being design'd to frighten the Parliam 1 of England, who have 
touch'd 'em in y e sensible p* by prohibiting their cattle, & making 
Scotch men Aliens. — There is an Elegy come out upon the late famous 
Atchievem t of burning the Memorial. 

Sept. 15 (Sat.). S r . Rob. Clayton is not dead as was reported, but 
lyes dangerously ill. — Mons 1 *. Montfaucon designs other Tomes of his 
Diarium Italicum. See his Preface, & remember to ask D r . Smith 
cone, that Matter. — I was told last Night that in the great Fire at 
30 London was burnt a MS. Bible curiously illuminated like the Historical 
P* of the Bible in Bodley's Archives, & that 'twas valued at 1 500 lib 8 . 

Sept. 16 (Sun.). In pag. 4 of Montfaucon is an Inscription taken by 
the Author at Aries relating to a Victory of Charles the Great, not 
mentioned in any Historian. — In pag. 5 is mention of D. Marcellus 
Tolosus's History of Aries. Quaere whether yet published. In pag. 6. of 
Paulus Nemausensis' Antiquities of Nemausum 'twas preparing then for 
the Press. — It seems the Non- Jurors in Oxford receive the Sacram* 
at M r . Sheldon's chamber at X* Church, who finds all the necessaries 
for it, this Sheldon is Nephew to ArchbP. Sheldon, & was some time 
40 since Steward of this Coll. 

Blondi Flavij Forliviensis de Roma Triumphante libri III, &c, Bas. 1559. 
... In him there is something concerning the Bones of Livy at Padua, &c. 

Sept. 13. Dr. T. Smith to H. Greatly regrets the loss of Dee's Apology 
for Roger Bacon ; has lost Godwin's Nuncius and his own trans. The 
inscription in Prideaux (corrected by young Wren), and a more important 
one noticed by Halley. Earle's trans, of Hooker. Mr. Greaves' Pyramidographia 
and his Roman Foot and Denarius are put into Latin by Mr. Wotton, author of 
the Reflexions upon Ancient and Modern Learning. 

Sept. 12-18.] VOL. Ill, PAGE 22Q-VOL. IV, PAGE 50. 


Sept. 17 (Mon.). D r . Mill wishes y e Memorial had not been burnt ; 
speaking, I suppose, the opinion of several other of the Whigges. — IA 
Rochester was in Town last week with y« Dean of X* Church. — I 
believe The Secret History of Queen Zarah and y e Zarascians lately pub- 
lished, in 8°, is the same w ch was said sometime since would come out 
as Bp. Burnett's Secret History. The Name of Secret might create the 
mistake. — Hartm. Schedelij Chronicon. ... In his Acc t of Livy, fol. 93, 
he says he wrote only no Books. But does not give his Authority. 

[Note on Livy from Aurelii Symmachi Epistolae.] 

Two Warrants are out for seizing the Author and Publisher of the 10 
Whipping-Post for Reflecting on D r . Willis's Sermon preached before y e 
Queen. — M r . Payne made to day Mayor of Oxon. — D r . Sherlock, 
Dean of S t . Paul's, dangerously ill. ... 

Tacitus, per Lipsium. Ant<v. 1589. Jam vero princeps Historicorum audit 
Livius, si magnitudinem operis, & varietatem rerum spectamus. 

I saw M r . Willis of X 1 Church to day, who says M r . Tanner will 
hardly ever publish Leland, & that M r . Wanley's talk of the Edition of 
the Bible in Saxon will come to nothing. 

[Note on Livy from Lud. Dorleans' Novae Cogitationes in libros Annalium 
Taciti.] 20 

D r . Aldrich, Dean of X* Church, was Tutor to y e Present Duke of 


Sept. 18 (Tu.). (Josephus Kara WKoltcovos.) Ex Cod. Baroc. 26. [1-15.] 
— Eorum quae in praecedentibus aliquot paginis ad fidem MS. hiulca & 
corrupta habentur emendatio per cl. Langbain. (Vide ejus Coll. in Bibh 
Bodl. Vol. II.) [16-21.] — Josephi, ex opere inscripto, contra Platonem, 
De causa Universi, de loco in quo justorum pariter & injustorum animae 
continentur: Interprete Ger. Langbain. [21-46.] — Yesterday was enter'd 
of our Hall M r . Peirce of Lincoln College in order to succeed M r . John 
Muston as Vice-Principal who has a Living of 1 50 lib s per An. given 3° 

[Notes on Livy from Lud. Dorleans in Cogitatt. Nov. ad. Tacit, p. 362. a; 
p. 487.] 

Ferretij Musse Lapidarige Antiquorum. Verona, 1672. . . In pag. 321. 
there is mention of Livy's monument at Padua, with a Note y t 'tis not 
of Livy the Historian. — . . . Arkheim a German has lately published a 
Book in y e German Language de Sacrificijs & cultu Cimbrorum Anti- 

Sept. 17. Charlett to H. Has not Mr. Hall of Queen's another name 
in Edmund Hall ? 

Sept. 18. Dr. T. Smith to H. Only ignorance or impudence could deny 
the printing of the Index Expurg. at Madrid (reprinted at Geneva). Fears 
the designed new ed. of Spelman's Glossary will signify but little. Is dis- 
appointed as to the antiquity and importance of Halley's inscription ; will 
H. transcribe it carefully from the original ? Is greatly interested in Pompey's 
inscr., which is referred to by B. Marlianus in his Urbis Romae Topographs 

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quorum. — . . . Ger. Joannis Vossij Ars Historica. Lugd. B. 1623. 
Several things there relating to Livy's Writing, & the Number of Books 
w ch his History comprehended. — ... To day was at the Publick 
Library (where he designs to study a week or thereabouts) M r . Tho. 
Maddox, who put out y e Formulare Anglicanum, which is a very usefull 
Book for our English Antiquaries, particularly the Lawyers, being done 
w tb much Judgment & Industry. He tells me that IX Johnson's de- 
signs of Publishing the Antiquities of Yorkshire will come to nothing, 
he having not skill to put his collections in order, & that M r . Fortescue, 
10 who had once some design of printing the unpublish'd pieces of S r . John 
Fortescue, has alter'd his Mind. M r . Maddox is ab* another work, but 
w* he has not yet told me. — 

Epistola sive Praefatio Joannis Episc. Aleriensis ad editionem suam Livij 
Historiarum quae prodijt Romae, An. 1470, fol. [53-97.] . . « The Preface 
&c. to the 2 d Vol. of Aldus's Edition of Livy, Fen. 1518. 8°. [98-107.] 

In pag. 55. 1. 3. of Selden de Synedrijs vet. Hebr. is the Inscription on 
the Theophrastus taken from the Stone at White-Hall, w ch M r . Halley 
has lately taken anew. 'Tis also in P. Junius's Notes on Clement's 
Epist. Quaere whether 'tis not more exact y n 'tis publish'd in Marm. 
20 Oxon. & whether it agrees with M r . Halley's copy ? — . . . M r . Madox 
makes use of M r . Dodsworth's Collections in y e Publick Library, to w ch 
he has been recommended by y e Bp. of Carlisle. . . . 

Sept. 20 (Th.). 'Tis reported that in a Meeting lately of some Great 
Persons, amongst whom the L d . Rochester was one, a Discourse ariseing 
cone. Passive Obedience, a Question was propos'd who they thought of 
all the Jacobites would suffer Death if a Persecution should arise ? And 
'twas agreed by the Majority that there were only two who would stand 
firm, w ch are the Principal of the Party, tho' they hop'd well too of y e 

30 [Note on Marm. Oxon. num. CXXXII. pag. 270, and p. 39 of Mr. Selden's 
Edition.] . . . 

Pliny in lib. VII. Hist. Nat. § 27. has the Inscription containing 
Pompey's Triumph, w clx he took from the Temple of Minerva. But 
'tis somew* different from that w c]l I find copy'd from the Stone it self 
in The Tarvisian Edition of Livy, w ch I have transcrib'd above in some 
of these Papers. 'Twill be worth publishing anew in an Edition of 
Livy, at w ch time Harduin's Notes must be consulted upon it. — In 
p. 322 of Reinesius's Epistles are divers Emendations of Justin, w cl1 I 
must consider if I live to put out another Edition. Look also in pag. 
40 375- 410- 436. 478. 550. 566. — . . . Yesterday M r . Madox was admitted 
into y e Pub. Library. — D r . Wallis made several Emendations (w ch are 
very good) to Festus Avienus's Descriptio Orbis Terrarum, at D r . 
Hudson's Request, who is now going on w* h the 3 d vol. of his Geo- 
graphers. This was the last Work D r . Wallis did. — In pag. 269. of 
Reinesius's Inscr. is an Inscription taken from the Temple of S*. Agatha 
at Rome the very words whereof occur in L. vii. c. 3. of Livy. Reinesius 
refers us to L. Faunus's II Book c. 4 de Antiquitatibus urbis Romae, w ch 

Sept. 20. M. Gibson to H. (Farnham). Asks for lit. gossip. 

Sept. 18-23.] VOLUME IV, PAGES 50-122. 


Book is not in y e Publick Library. Reinesius in pag. 457. ibid, has two 
Inscription^], with a comment, w ch Luc. Langermannus the Lawyer 
transcrib'd from Cyriacus Anconitanus's Scholia in Greek (MS*) upon 
Strabo. Quaere w* Scholia these are. Langermannus I suppose was 
never printed. 

Sept. 21 (Fri.). To day M r . Thwaits told me that he really believes 
M r . Hall designs to prosecute Leland, & to publish it unless M r . Tanner 
does it very quickly. W ch I the rather believe because I have heard M r . 
Hall say he had some such Intention. 

[Plates containing ' The Inscription on a Stone found lately at Rewly, and 10 
since put into the Anatomy Schools,' and ' An Inscription on one of y e Stones 
in y e Theatre Yard,' in Marm. Oxon. p. 270.] 

The first Inscription above mentioned I found on a Stone dug up at 
Rewly in the Ground, where the Chappel of the Abbey formerly was. This 
Stone I purchas'd of M r . Cox who lives now in the House w cl1 is pt of the 
Abbey, and I have since put it into the Anatomy Schoole Adjoyning to the 
Publick Library. 'Tis the more valuable, because it discovers Ela Countess 
of Warwick to have Founded the Chapell ; w ch is not mention'd by any 
Author that I know of, tho' Her other Works of Charity at Oxon and else- 
where are reckon'd up by Sir W m Dugdale, in his Antiquities of Warwick- 20 
shire & the History of the Baronage. She died in the year 1300, & so I 
suppose founded the chapell much about the time that the Abbey was 
built by Edm. Earl of Cornwall, w ch was An. D. 1281. temp. Ed. I. The 
Greek Inscription is that w ch I have mention'd above as being in the 
270 th pag. of Marm. Oxon. But 'tis here inserted exactly as I took it 
from the Stone in the Theatre Yard. 

Sept. 22 (Sat.). Last Night I was with M r . Wotton (who writ the 
Essay on Ancient 6f Modern Learning) at the Tavern, together with M r . 
Thwaites & M r . Willis. M r . Wotton is a Person of general Learning, a 
great Talker & Braggadocio, but of little Judgment in any one par- 30 
ticular science. He told me he had begun some time since to translate 
Greaves's Rom. Denarius, but had not finish'd & could not tell whether 
he should ever perfect it. 

[Extract from Joseph. Antiq. 1. 14. c. 8.] 

Steph. de Urbibus (in voce Sa^os) tells us that the Gentile Name of 
2dfios, is 2ufiaios, &c. Upon w ch Account perhaps the Inscription above 
in the Theatre Yard should be supply'd in y e first line Sa/xcuW; tho' 
Berkelius observes that Sa/zalos comes rather from ^dfirj, & that 2dfjios is 
the Gentile of 2dfios. But 'tis probable Stephens had observ'd 2a/xcuW 
in some Inscriptions, & so he amrm'd Sa/iaios to be y e Gentile name. — 40 
M r . Wotton told me M r . Baker of S*. John's col. Cambridge had writ the 
History & Antiquities of that Col. & that he is every ways qualified (being 
a very industrious & judicious Man) to write the Hist. & Antiq. of that 
University. He told me also y* he really believ'd Cambridge to be much 
later y n Oxon. 

Sept. 23 (Sun.). D r . Mill was installed Prebend of Canterbury Aug. 
14. 1704. His is the 4 th Stall. - To day in y e Morning M r . Penton of 
New Col. preach'd at S*. Maries, on Prov. 16. 32. And he that ruleth his 
Spirit, than he that taketh a City, where speaking of moderation, he took 

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occasion to give a very great Encomium of the Duke of Marlborough & 
to insinuate y* the Generality of the university did not pay him that Respect 
& Gratitude they ought. In his Application he shew'd himself a Whigg 
& a Countenancer of Fanaticks, and yet could not but blame such as 
comply'd for Interest, w ch however is certainly the case of the Whiggish 
Party, being generally biass'd by selfish Principles. So y* he might have 
spar'd his words, being against his own Principles. — 

There was taken lately upon London Bridge, w ch has been attested 
before a Publick Notary, a Paper containing the following words, viz. 

10 This is to certifie all whom it may concern that the Bp. of Sarum has rec d 
5000 lib 53 for voting for Occasional Conformity, & that he is to receive 30000 
lib s more, & the Revenue of his BPPrick during Life whenever Presbytery 
shall be Establish'd in England, which he endeavours to have effected, & 'tis 
fear'd that he will succeed in the undertaking. — 

M r . Evans's Sermon is said to be printing. 

Sept. 24 (Mon.). There is a report y* my L d . Shrewsbury is married 
to an Italian Lady in Italy where he now is. By w ch it seems y* he is 
turn'd Roman Catholick, he being before engag'd to an English Lady, 
between whom & him the writings were drawn up. 

20 Sept. 25 (Tu.). D r . Tho. Wood of New-Col. married lately to MX 
Baker. — . . . Famianus Nardinus in his Roma vetus c. 1. hath a Testi- 
mony cone. Livy. — In lib. 5. c. 3. of Marlianus's Topographia Urbis 
Roma3 is mention made of Pompey the Great's triumph and of tne 
Monument in Memory of it in the Temple of Minerva, but the Inscrip- 
tion is neither added by Marlianus Ursinus who writ notes upon him. — 
Nardinus in Roma vetus 1. vi. c. 9. mentions Minerva's Temple too & 
gives part of the Inscription from Marlianus, who had it from Pliny, & 
not from the stone it self as Nardinus insinuates. — Cenotaphia Pisana 
per H. Noris. Ven. 1681. . . In diss. 4. c. 1. there is an account of Livys 

30 Patavinity. 

Sept. 26 (Wed.). M r . Madox says The First B* of the Antiquities of 
Middlesex, lately publish'd, meets but w** 1 an indifferent reception at 
London, & y* he does not believe 'twill be carried on ; but he does not 
tell me who is thought to be y e Author. — . . Thesaurus Graecae An- 
tiquitatis cura Jac. Gronovij. In vol. 3 d of y e Thes. is Livy's Effigies, with 
an account of him. — M r . Berger tells me Bernardus Scardeonius has 
writ de Patavinitate Livij, w ch I have not yet seen. I believe 'tis in his 
Antiquitates Patavij. . . He likewise tells that Carola Patina an Italian 
Lady design'd to publish Livy with notes. Faccius has writ Politica 
40 Liviana. — P. Lambecij Com. de Biblioth. Caes. 1. ii. c. 7. p. 522. . . . 
In pag. 943, &c. is a large and exact Account of [a] MS* w ch must be 

Sept. 23. H. to Dr. T. Smith. Re Index Expurgatorius and Astrey. 
Sends accurate copy of the inscription Halley is engaged on ; with re- 
marks and conjectures. Also, copy of the inscription discovered at Rewley 
on Thursday last [Ela, &c], which he has purchased and placed in the 
Anatomy School. This benefaction of Ela is not mentioned in Dugdale. 
Hudson has returned from Lincolnshire and sends query concerning the 
Scholia upon Strabo attributed by Reinesius to Cyriacus Anconitanus. 

Sept. 23-28.] VOLUME IV, PAGES 122-137. 


considered when an Account is given of the MSS. & Editions of 

Sept. 27 (Th.). In pag. 997 is a short Dissertation De Carnunto, but 
he promises a larger ; w ch was never publishe[d], as M r . Berger tells me, 
who thinks 'tis amongst Lambecius's other Papers at Vienna. — . . . 
I am told by M r . Hoffman y* one Arkeim has writ in the German Lan- 
guage a Book de Sacrifices Sf Cultu Cimbricorum. — We have an Account 
from y e North yt vast Numbers of Scotch Cattle will come into this King- 
dom before y e Act takes place, by w ch they are prohibited, and y* they are 
sold at very small Rates scarce yeilding 20 s . a Head. No English horses 10 
are permitted to be carried into Scotland, not so much as for y e Coach. 
— Sept. 25^ last were admitted into y e Publick Library these two Gentle- 
men, Henr. Joach. Browne Hannoveranus. (2) George Seidel Lesna 
Polanus. — ... To day M r . Hoffman went to London, with 3 or 4 
Germans, where he will stay about a Month. — The above mentioned M r . 
Browne reported that he was to be made Chaplain to the Prince of 
Denmark ; but M r . Hoffman has assured me he is not, M r . Crucius 
a German Divine, & of some Learning, being to have that Place. 

Sept. 28 (Fri.). M r . Wesley's Letter. 

On my printing a Poem, on y e Battle of Blenheim, I was sent for to London 20 
by a Person of Quality in Jan. last, the Duke of Marlb. having promis'd me a 
Chaplain's place in one of y e New Regiments and another Honb le Person 
greater Favours. 

I had writt two Books against y e Dissenters at which they were very angry. 
The Person who sent for me up told me I must drop that Controversy, & at 
last that I must publickly and in Print Recant or palliate what I had writ 
against the Dissenters. He added that those People expected so many Friends 
in the next House of Commons more than they had in y e last, that when they 
came to sit, they had resolv'd to call those to Account who had affronted 
them. This had a contrary Effect to what was expected. I left my Fortunes 30 
in Gods Hands and resolv'd to Act according to my conscience, & as soon as 
I came into the country to use w* little Interest I had in our Election to serve 
those who were not likely to be partial to the Dissenters. But before I would 
Act I was so nice as to write to Coll. Whichcott, because there had been some 
Intimacy betwixt us, giving him the Reasons why I thought myself oblig'd to 
vote against Him. This Letter he expos'd, and his Friends reported there 
was Treason in it, after w ch I gave copies of it. They likewise threaten'd to 
write up against me, & throw me out of my Chaplain's place, which the Duke 
had given me, & throw me into Goal, all which (I thank 'em) they have fully 
effected. I wrote to London to know why I was turn'd out, without knowing 40 
my Accusation. My Coll. Lepell answer'd, that a Person of the First Quality 
told Him 'twas for something I had published w ch was not approved of at 
Court, & for having concern'd myself too much in some other Matters. The 
first must be my Books against the Dissenters ; the Latter my Acting in the 
Election for my own County, which I thought I had as much Right to do as 
any Freeholder ; God be prais'd these Crimes were link'd together. After 
this the Friends of the new Candidates the Dissenters and their Adherents 
charg'd me with Preaching Treason, and reported I was distracted (where 
then was their Mercy?) but at last were content to throw me into Prison 
according to their Promise for no great debt to a Relation, & Zealous Friend 5° 
of one of the New Members. They knew 'twas sufficient to do my Business, 
I having been thrown behind by a series of Misfortunes. My Parsonage Barn 
was blown down 'ere I had recovered the Takeing my Living : My House 
great part of it burnt down about 2 years since. My Flax, great part of my 

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[1705 : 

Income now in my own Hands, I doubt willfully fir'd & burnt in y e Night, 
whilst I was last in London. My Income sunk about one half by the low 
price of Grain, & my Credit lost by the taking away my Regiment. I was 
brought to Lincoln Castle June the 23 d last past. About 3 weeks since my 
very unkind People thinking they had not yet done enough, have in y e Night 
stabb'd my 3 Cows w c]l were a great part of my poor Numerous Family's Sub- 
sistence. For w ch God forgive them. 


— Georg. Pritius has writ a silly Poem in Latin in Praise of the Queen, 
10 & the D. of Marlborough. — Upon the Knighting of Dr. Hann's & the 
Quack D r . W m Read. ... — There is a Gathering making in y e University 
for Relief of M r . Wesly, to -the great mortification of y e Fanaticks. — 
M r . Grabe went to day to London, with a Design to go thence into 
Germany, & so into Prussia, his Native Country, where he says he will 
not tarry long. One chief end of his going out of England, is to consult 
MSS. for his intended Edition of the Septuagint. — M r . Cole, the En- 
graver, tells me he has hopes of procuring very shortly a very old 
Inscription ; but he will not tell where 'tis. I believe however there cannot 
be much in it, by reason he says there is but a letter or two visible in it. 
20 — Qucereoi M r . Dodwell whether he writ a x Book ag 1 Hobbs's Leviathan, 
proving it to be Heretical ? . . And if he did, to give one (if he has 
Duplicates) to y e Publick Library. 

Sept. 29 (Sat.). The Duke of Shrewsbury has written a Letter to y e 
Bp. of Oxford (his Couzin) that he has married an Italian Lady of Ex- 
cellent Accomplishments, that she is turn'd from the Church of Rome, 
that he is coming with her into England, & desires his Lordship that 
when she is here, he would be pleas'd to give such Arguments to her as 
may settle and fix her in the Protestant Religion. — On the 19^ came 
by a Flying Post a Pacquet from Court to Edinborough with orders to y e 

30 Commissioner not to give y e Royal Assent to the Act for Limitation, y* 
for Triennial Parliam ts , & yt for sending Plenipotentiaries to Forreign 
Treaties. After w cl1 several other Acts being confirm'd by the Commis- 
sioners giving y e Royal Assent, the Session was ended. — On the 30 th 
of Jan. last M r . Potter preach'd at Cairfax in Oxford. His Sermon was 
afterwards much censurd as containing nothing relating to the Day. 
W ch D r . Mill coming to hear of he ask'd him about it. To w cb he reply'd 
that 'twas so far from that, that the greatest part of it was wholly upon y e 
occasion. Some time after this, D r . Mill happening to speak again of y e 
Sermon, on purpose to shew w fc groundless Censures were cast on the 

40 Whiggish Party, M r . Pearse then present, a great Friend of M r . Potters, 
having been one of his Pupils, & whiggishly inclin'd too (as some say) 
answer'd that he was then an Auditor w n the Sermon was preach'd, & y* 
there was too much ground for y e Report ; the Sermon being the very 
same w ch M r . Potter preach'd the year before at Peter's in y e East 
before the University one of the Lent Sundays, the whole Drift of w ch 
was Church unity; only w th an Additional Sentence at y e last, telling 
the Auditors that 'twas the Martyrdom of King Charles I st & they might 
make y e Application themselves. 'Tis thought some of the Sneaking 
Fanatical Moderators put him on this, well knowing that to vindicate y t 

1 He did not. 

Sept. 28-Oct. 4.] VOLUME IV, PAGES 137-156. 51 

Pious King would be against their own Principles, w cb are destructive to 
Monarchy & quite contrary to y e signal Actions of y* Prince in defending 
ye Rts of y© Church. 

Oct. 1 (Mon.). Sir Thomas Rawlinson is chosen LA Mayor of London 
for y e year ensueing, notw tri standing the Great opposition of y e Whigg 
Party. — Sir Stephen Fox's Lady is brought to bed of a Boy and a Girl, 
w ch i s ye more extraordinary because S r . Steph. is almost 80 years of age 
tho' his Lady is but young. He has had a son before by her, who is living. 

Oct. 2 (Tu.). M r . Wesly's Letter has procur'd very considerable 
Benefactions not only in Oxford (where Magd. College has given him 10 
30 lib s ., Jesus 16, & most of the rest proportionably) but at London & 
in divers other places, particularly my L d . Nottingham (who is reckon' d 
none of y e most generous) has sent him 30 lib s . — M r . Bagford has 
made proposals for printing his Collections concerning the Original & 
Progress of Printing. — I hear Dr. Royse, Provost of Oriel-College, is 
going to print his last Sermon preach' d before the Queen. 

Oct. 3 (Wed.). The Descriptions of some Brass Coyns a Gentleman of 
X* Church shew'd me . . . With 4 or 5 others very much defaced, w cn 
seem to be Constantius's, Tetricus's & Claudius Gothicus's. But 'tis not 
easily guess'd whose. — Being to day at M r . Abel's Chamber of Merton 20 
College he was pleas'd amongst several other curious Books in his study 
to shew me one w ch he bought out of D r . Lydal's study late Warden of 
that college being in MS* containing all the Fees of the Beadles, 
Registers &c. of Oxford as they were settled by D r . Rives, Vicechancellor 
of Oxford, in y 6 time of Q. Eliz. & the Heads of Houses in y e Uni- 
versity. He has Gryphius's Edition of Quintilian, Lugd. 1544. but I 
think there is not much in it. — I was told to day of a Brass Plate dug 
up at Godstow w th a very old Inscription on it. . . . 

Oct. 4 (Th.). Last night M r . Abel told me he had taken most of the 
Inscriptions in Merton Chapell, w cn will be of use when another Edition 30 
of Hist. & Antiq. Oxon. comes out. — . . . Jac. Perizonij prima & se- 
cunda ad nuperam Notitiam de Varij Aeliani, aliorumque locorum locis. 
Lugd. Bat. 1703. ... In pag. 12 is An Account of Perizonius's Assist- 
ance to Gronovius in ye Edition of Livy, & of his suppressing the 
greatest part of the Observations, w ch Perizonius could not recover again. 

From S r . John Walters to the Sollic[i]tor General (S r . Simon Harcourt). 
In Imitation of Martial Epigr. Book II. Epig. 32. 

We own your skill, S r . Pleadwell, in the Well! against S*. John's I've an Action got, 
Laws, How mute again ? refuse ! & pray why not ? 

Your Art to manage & defend a Cause : Plead against S k . John's ! no, excuse me there, 4° 
But w th your wit & Eloquence we find He's great at Court, & has Her Grace's Ear. 

A Servile Temper & an abject mind. Harley invades my Right W t h out Pretence, 

Against Cadoggan I've commenc'd a Suit, Now Justice calls to speak in my Defence : 
Now like a Friend, engage in v e Dispute : Have Patience, you Reply ! with Temper 
Offend Caddoggan ! No S r . not a Word ! wait ! 

A Rising Man y e Darling of his Lord. You'll not disgust a minister of State. 

Oct. 2. F. Fox to H. Is Wall's Infant Baptism in Bodley ? 
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[1705 : 

My Servants the Great Dutchess keeps by- 

Gives me Affronts, then bids me take my 
Course : 

She's Rich, she's old you say, w th out a son ; 
Put up th' Affront there's nothing to be done, 

No ! for the World you'l not provoke her 

Nor loose your expectations of a Place. 

Is this the Boasted Service of your Tongue ? 
Only for Fortunes Favourites well hung : 

His Honest, Generous Temper I commend, 
Who dares the Justice of a Cause de- 
fend : 

But hate the Wretch whose Mercenary 

Makes him y e Slave of Courts, the Great 
ones Worshipper. 

io The Justices, this Sessions at Oxford, have given near 20 lib*, to M r . 
Wesley in consideration of his great Distress. 

Oct. 5 (Fri.). M r . Dalton, one of y e Junior Fellows of All Souls 
College, going out two or three days since to divert himself by shooting, 
met with some High-Constable, who not giving way, there was some 
Justleing ; but at last Dalton being forc'd to break way, he was so con- 
cern'd that he turn'd back presently, & shot the Constable, who being 
a lusty stout Man made up to him (notw tn standing his wound) & took 
his Gun from him, w tn out any other Damage, leaving the Issue of it to 
a Tryal, being resolv'd to prosecute him. This Dalton is a proud empty 
20 person, & was put into the College by the ArchbP. of Canterbury, soon 
after the late Warden (D r . Finch) died, & I believe may be of y e 
Whiggish Party. — Jac. Perizonij Oratio de Fide Historiarum contra 
Pyrrhonismum Historicum. Lugd. B. 1702. In this Oration are several 
Particulars concerning the Fidelity of Livy, w cn must be consulted when 
I write an Account of him. . . . 

Oct. 6 (Sat.). Last night died M r . Martin, Vice-Principal of Hart- 
Hall, of the colick. — M r . Wanley writ the Preface to the Catalogue of 
Septentrional MSS. in English, w cn was afterwards translated into Latin 
by M r . Thwaites, or else his Pupils, who supervis'd and corrected the 
30 whole Catalogue, & order'd it as he pleas'd. 

[Notes on Livy from Phil. Parei Lexicon Criticum (and also at pp. 164., 

Macarij ^Egyptij Opuscula nonnulla Graec. Lat. per Jo. Georg. Pritium. 
Lips. 1690. He is in quest after other Pieces w th a design to publish 
y m . — One M r . Ellison stands Candidate for Fellow of University Col. 
in room of M r . Smith, whose Place is declar'd void upon his late Pro- 
motion to a Living. — An Examination of D r . Willis's Sermon on the 
late Thanksgiving before the Queen is just come out. — M r . Martin 
was first of Trinity coll. where he was servitor to Dr. Whitby, thence he 
40 remov'd to Corpus Christi Col. where he took his M. of Arts Deg. 1683 
& was Chaplain. Afterwards he was Vice-Principal of S*. Mary Hall, & 
at length, upon some difference when M r . Wyat became Principal (as 

Oct. 6. Dr. T. Smith to H. Remarks on the Greek inscription ; wishes 
for a new ed. of the inscriptions, ' without that bulk of riff raff notes, with w ch 
both Mr. Selden and Prideaux have stuffed their bookes.' Congratulations 
on the Rewley inscription ; suggests slight amendments in H.'s reading of it. 
Almeloveen's ed. of Strabo to be finished by next Midsummer. Asks for 
information concerning Carthaginian, Mauritanian, Sicilian, or old Spanish coins 
stampt with Punic characters, and of books relating thereto. 

Oct. 4-9.] 

VOLUME IV, PAGES 156-175. 


is said) he remov'd to Hart-Hall, where he became Vice-Principal, & by 
his Industry & care made it nourish equally to any House in Oxford. . . . 

Oct. 7 (Sun.). On Friday last (Oct. 5) about 9 in the morning Secre- 
tary Hedges came to the IA Keeper Wright, demanding of him the 
Great Seal, w ch being deliver'd was immediately carried to the Queen at 
Windsor, & 'tis thought that in the council this day M r . Cooper was 
made IA Keeper, to the Great Resentment of all the Honest Party. — 
M r . Martin was buried this Evening, ab* 6 of y e clock in S*. Peter's 
Church in the East, in a very solemn Manner, there being a great Con- 
course of y e most considerable Scholars at his Funeral. He died worth 10 
1500 lib s . at least. 

Oct. 8 (Mon.). M r . Laughton (John) Keeper of y e Publick Library in 
Cambridge I am inform'd is a rank Whig, a great Talker, & very violent 
in his Aspersions of the true Ch. of England Men. — 

In Aurel. Cassiodori Consules Cuspiniani Commentarius. Franc. 1601. 
pag. 193 

This day came a Letter from the Court at Windsor to my L d . 
Abbingdon, putting him out of all his Places, to the great Astonishment 
of all. — Some have reported that an Answer was written by M r . 
Grascombe to the Essay for Catholick Communion & to have been 20 
printed by M r . Lichfield of Oxford. But Lichfield has shewn this to be 
a meere story. 

Oct. 9 (Tu.). Out of D r . Langbaine's Coll. Vol. 8. p. 88. 

Jan. 23, 1617. John Shurle had a Patent from Arthur Lake, Bp. of Bath 
and Wells and Vice-Chanc. of Oxon. for the Office of Aletasting & the Making 
and Assiseing of Bottles of Hey, in w ch Place were formerly Ed. Prickett. 
Before him Will. Indifferent. Before him Will. Ellis. 

The Office of Aletasting requires, that he goe to every Ale brewer that Day 
they brew, according to their Courses & tast their Ale : for w ch his An- 
cient Fee is one Gallon of Strong Ale & two Gallons of small wort worth a 3° 

The Hay Bottles are to be made according to the Price of Hay ; & the 
Weight allowed by the wet, which at this time 1640 is thus: good Hay being 
20 8 . a load, the Penny Bottle ought to wey 3^. 

Ibid. pag. 123. 


This Inscription D r . Langbaine made and caused to be set up upon 
his Monum* in Marble on the North Wall of S*. Peter's church in ye 
East in Oxford. - Gaddius de Scriptoribus . . . There is an encomium 
of Livy. ... — This day was read in Convocation the Chancellor's 
Letter nominating D r . De Laune vice-Chancellor for the year Ensueing 
(w ch is his 4* h year) & 'twas approv'd by the convocation. — D r . 
Hudson shew'd me to-day the Catalogue of M r . Seller's Books, w ch was 50 



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sent him by M r . Prowse. Tis a very valuable Collection, & there are 
a vast number. M r . Prowse in his Letter says that a Gentleman offer'd 
to give 150 Guineas at least for the MS* M r . Seller bequeath'd to y e 
Publick Library if it might be dispos'd of. I cannot tell why he should 
offer so much the chief thing in it being The Chronicon Lichfeldense. — 
M r . Prowse also sent to D r . Hudson, a Catalogue of M r . Seller's Coyns, 
w cn are almost 200, But we cannot make an Estimate of the value, he 
having not describ'd 'em. — The speech w cn M r . vice-chancellor made 
to day upon his being re-elected was chiefly upon My L d . Clarendon's 
10 History, whence he took occasion to speak against the Fanaticks & the 
Whiggs, & to commend the Zeal of y e university against 'em, concluding 
w tn a Request that they would proceed in the same care for the Church 
&c. — . . . Gesneri Bibliotheca. See w* he has s d there of Livy. . . . 

Oct. 10 (Wed.). 'Tis said by some Persons y* Bp. Burnett gave M r . 
Wesly ab* a year since 25 or 26 lib 8 , on purpose as is thought y* he 
would not speak anything either in print or otherwise ag* y e Presby- 
terians & the rest of y e Whiggs. But he was resolv'd to act like a con- 
scientious Man, thinking himself for this charity the more oblig'd to 
write in Behalf of y e Church of England. 

20 A correct Copy of the verses on Dr. Hanns and Reade the Mounte- 
banck, being Knighted together. 

The Queen like Heaven shines equally on 

Her favours now w th out Distinction fall. 
Great Reade and slender Hanns both 

knighted show 
Thatnone theirHonours shall to Merit owe. 
That Popish Doctrine is exploded quite, 
Or Ralph had bin no Duke, & Read no 
3° Knight. 

That none may Virtue or their Learning 


The first wants Grace y e last can hardly 

Such moderation now at court is seen, 
That nothing Excellent can pleas y e Queen. 
O Hanns ! the Royal memory restore, 
This will advance thy character much more 
Than Empty Titles fools & knaves adore. 
And thou, o Read ! the Royal Eyeballs 

And then the Queen will see as well as 

On The Tack. 

The Globe of th' Earth on which we dwell 

Is tackt unto the Poles : 
The Little Worlds our Carcasses 

Are tackt unto our Souls : 
The Parsons chiefest Business is 

To tack the Soul to Heaven : 
4° The Doctor's is to keep the Tack 

'Tween Soul and Body even. 
The Priest besides by Office tacks, 

The Husband to y e Wife ; 
And that's a Tack (God help them both) 

That always holds for Life. 
The Lawyer studys how to tack 

His client to y e Laws : 

Th' Attorney tacks whole Quires & Reams 

To lengthen out y e Cause. 
The Commons, Lords & English Crown 

Are all three tack'd together, 
And if they 'ere chance to untack 

No good can come to either. 
The Crown is tack't unto y e Church, 

The Church unto y e Crown, 
The Whiggs are slightly tack't to both, 

And so may soon come down. 
Since all the World's a general Tack 

Of one thing to another, 
Why then about one Honest Tack 

Do Fools make such a Pother ? 

Oct. 11 (Th.). M r . Berger tells me y* the Edition of Strabo w cl1 is 
doing in Holland will be very inconsiderable, Almeloveen the Under- 
50 taker adding nothing new, from MSS. or other Authorities of y* kind, but 
printing Casaubon's Notes at large. — 'Tis reported the Great Seal will 
be managed by 3 Commissioners ; whereof Secretary Harley is to be 

Oct. 9-14.] 

VOLUME IV, PAGES 175-192. 


one, but yt is not believed. — D r . Smith in a Letter I rec d from him 
last Night desired me to intreat M r . Tyrrel to bring him the next 
time he goes to London the Papers he formerly lent y© Doctor relating 
to ye Statutes of Trinity College in Dublin. I mention'd it to M r . Tyrrel 
but it being a considerable time since he lent them y e D r . he cannot now 
call to mind w* they are, & therefore desires the D r . would specify 'em 
& w* volume they are in. — In Jac. Salomonius's Inscriptiones Agri 
Patavini are some things relating to Livy. . . . — Going down last Night 
to M r . Nichols's, a Quaker's in Oxford, he shew'd me a thick folio Book 
containing the Lives of y e Saints. 'Tis a Popish Book in old English, io 
but being w th out beginning or Ending I cannot tell when or where 'twas 
printed, nor who was the Author. I do not remember I ever saw one 
of them before. 

Out of Mr. Lock's Will. [Bequests to the Bodleian Library]. Printed. See 
Lock's Works, Ed. 1714, Epistle to the Reader. 

Oct. 13 (Sat.). I saw last Night a Letter in Latin from M r . John 
Friend, the Physician, to M r Keil of X t Church giving an Account of 
the Feaver raging in that 2 place, with y e methods he us'd for Remedy. 
Amongst y e best Preservatives he mentions Malt & Oat Beer. — On 
Tuesday last my L d . Mayor call'd a Court of Lieutenancy to Elect a 20 
Colonel of y e yellow Regm* of Train'd Bands of London in Room of 
S r . Sam. Dashwood deceased & y e choice fell on S r . W m . Withers, K*. 
and Alderman, a very loyal & honest Gentleman, tho' 'tis said one of 
another stamp was aim'd at. — On Wednesday Night the Queen & 
Prince w th their whole court return'd from Windsor to Kensington & a 
General Council was summon'd to meet them in y e Afternoon when 
'twas said for certain that W m . Cowper Esq 1 *, was to be declar'd L d . 
Keeper & have the Great Seal deliver'd him for w ch High Dignity he has 
already got his Equipage ready. 'Twas expected also y* my L d . Wharton 
would be declar'd constable of y e Tower in Room of y e Earl of Abing- 30 
don. 'Tis reported S r . Nathan Wright when he deliver'd the same seal 
said he resign' d that office w tn more content y n he rec d it, or words to 
y* purpose. He injoy'd it 5 years & 5 months, & 'tis hop'd is no looser 
by it, he will for the future give up all Practise of y e Law, & live 
privately, having acquir'd an honest good Name. — M r . Llh[u]yd, 
Keeper of the Ashmolean Museum, spent a Fortnight or three Weeks 
to compare some of D r . Hicks' s things in this Thesaurus with the British 
Language ; but (for w* reason I know not) there is no mention at all of 
him in the Work ; w ch should have been done by all means, especially 
since he has made such honourable Mention of several who are known 40 
to be but mean worthless Persons in comparison of M r . Llhuyd. 

Oct. 14 (Sun.). M r . Cowper was made L d . Keeper on Thursday last. 

Oct. 12. T. Watson (Beconsfeild) to H. Dunning H. for £1 in 3 weeks 
if he does not wish his father thrown into ' Windsor prisson.' 

Oct. 14. H. to F. Cherry. Will be glad of any suggestions for Livy. 
The Tarvisine and Rewley inscriptions. The subscription for Mr. Wesley. 

1 [Printed . . . Reader. These words are written (? by Hearne) in pencil.] 

2 Portugal. 



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[Plate containing 'An Inscription w ch I found in MS* in a spare Leafe at 
the Beginning of the Tawisine Edition of Livy, w ch I had of the Royal 

I just now saw y e Oxford Almanack for y e year ensuing, wherein is 
represented the IA Treasurer (Godolphin) playing at dice, & the Queen 
in a very disconsolate condition &c. if we may believe those who are 
suppos'd to understand y e Meaning. 'Tis s d my IX Kingston will be 
made L d . Chamberlain in room of y e Earl of Kent, my L d Sunderland 
Secretary of State, in room of S r . Charles Hedges. 'Tis s d now my L d . 
10 Wharton is to [be] made L d . Lieutenant of Oxfordshire & the Earl of 
Essex Constable of y e Tower, both in Room of the Earl of Abbingdon. — 
The M r . Cowper, who is made L d Keeper, is but 41 years of Age, being 
y e youngest L d . Keeper ever known ; but he is a man of P ts & Learning 
tho' of very bad Principles & Morals, being well known to have had two 
Wives at a time, a Man of no Religion, &c. Some report that M r . Harris, 
formerly of S*. Gregorie's has a Grant to be his Chaplain. — The L d . 
Gore, Chancellor of the Dutchy of Lancaster exspects next to be turn'd 
out ; and then 'tis hop'd the Whiggs or Presbyterians will be contented, 
having got all into their Hands, except 4 or 5 L d . Lieutenancies. 

20 Oct. 15 (Mon.). In y e Publick Library amongst ArchbP Laud's Coyns 
are two silver ones, of y e 2 d Magnitude, of King Juba, the Description 
whereof is this : rex iuba. Ejus cap. R. Templum octo Columnarum, 
cum aliquot Uteris Punicis, ... — Some think, the Monthly Mercury is 
writ by the Author of y e Post-Man. — M r . Tyrrell has promised to give 
to y e Publick Library several MSS. written by his Grandfather (by y e 
Mother's side) Arch-BP. Usher, two or three whereof are in D r . Mill's 
Hands, one of w ch y e D r . shew'd me containing theological Matters, & 
another he told me he had relating to some obscure Passages in the New 
Testament. — In D r . Charlett's study is Ant. a. Wood's Head taken in 

30 Plaister de Paris, w cl1 shews him to have been a melancholly thoughtfull 

Oct. 16 (Tu.). [Sketch of coin of Juba, with note, ' Duos hujus Regis 
nummos habemus in Archivis Bodlejanis.' — Ant. Augustinus in Dial. VI. de 
Nummis, p. 80. Ed. Antv. 16 17. . . .] 

To day was admitted into y 6 Publick Library, Ricardus Lovett Lon- 
dinensis. — 'Tis s d the Earl of Kent L d . Chamberlayn of y e Houshold 
has laid down & will be succeeded by the L d . Kingston. — 'Tis 
s d the New L d . Keeper will be made a Baron of this Kingdom. — A 
Ship come into Sheelds gives a dismall Account of y e Jamaica Fleet as if 
40 most of 'em are lost. — 'Tis discours'd amongst some y* the Duke of 
Ormond will be turn'd out of Ireland, & y* y e L d . Summers will be put in 
his Place. W ch is y e more to be rely'd on, because 'tis certain (from w* 
has been already acted) that there will be a total Removal of all Honest 
Men, & y* y e Favourers of y e Faction will [be] put in their Room. 

Death of Mr. Martin, V. P. of Hart Hall (5th inst.). Horse-race in Port- 
Mead in opposition to that at Woodstock. ' The Oxford Almanack for y e 
ensueing year is finish'd. My L d . Treasurer is represented throwing dice, 
the Queen in a disconsolate condition &c. w ch I do not question but will 
exasperate y e Whiggs.' Messages, &c. 

Oct. 14-20.] VOLUME IV, PAGES 192-208. 


Oct. 17 (Wed.). Being last Night with D r . Mill, Mr. Pearce, who was 
then w th him too, was pleas'd to run down M r . Alsop of X t Churche's 
Sermon, preach'd upon these words : And now that he descended w t is but 
that he also ascended, &c. affirming that there was neither Style, sense or 
judgm* shewn in it. D r . Mill concurr'd with him, & from thence proceeded 
to call him the greatest Blockhead y* ever liv'd. Upon w cn knowing M r . 
Alsop had the universal Character of being a man of singular modesty, 
wit, & good Learning, I spoke up for him, & told them that the Sermon bore 
an extraordinary character in the university, & yt divers of the best judges 
concluded it to be a neat polite well-penn'd Discourse, & y* he shew'd him- io 
self a Person of a very clear head in delivering y e several opinions ab* 
Hades, & afterwards pitching upon w* he thought the best, w cn D r . Mill 
so much resented (as if I detracted from his own Character beli[e]vihg 
himself to be a better Judge y n y e whole university besides) that he abus'd 
me very much, & afterwards being not contented w tn this He and M r . 
Pearce went on to the rest of y e Members of X* Church, not sparing y e 
Dean himself, giving them no better Quarter than they had done M r . 
Alsop : not to mention some other Colleges w cn they fell foul upon also. 
All w cn suits well with y e Character I rec d concerning M r . Pearce, just as ' 
he came to our Hall, that he was one of the most ill natur'd Men in 20 
Oxford. — 1 D r . King ArchbP of Dublin 'tis said will be suddenly in 
Oxon. He was Pupil to M r . Dodwell. — . . Taylor a servitor of X 1 Church 
lately stole 120 Guineas from a Gentleman Commoner, w cn he ingenuously 
confess'd. He also stole several Books out of that College Library, cutting 
the Covers off and leaving them standing. This was discover'd by the 
Binder. He is since gone off, the college being not willing to expose him 
for his Father's sake who is a Clergy Man. — M r . Lloy'd Son of y e Bp. 
of Worcester disputed yesterday & to day in the Divinity schoole for his 
B. of Divinity's Degree. . . . 

Oct. 18 (Th.). I saw this Morning M r . Smith of University College's 30 
Case, w cl1 I had not time to hurrye through, but by w* I read it seems to 
be all Juggle. I saw also another Trifling Paper of his. — The Master 
of university college shew'd me a Copy of verses sent him by an unknown 
Hand from London last Night, wherein the New L d . Keeper is reflected 
on especially for his Mistress Cullen. — My Lord Marlborough 'tis now 
s d will be L d . Lieut, of Oxfordshire, the Earl of Bridgwater L d . Chamber- 
lain, the Marquis of Monthermer Master of the Horse to Prince George 
in the L d . Bridgwater's Room, & my L d . Stamford Chancellor of y e Ex- 
chequer. — M r . Lesley was in the Publick Library this Afternoon, with 
some Irish Ladies. He goes under y e Name of Smith. — The Allyance 40 
Pacquett Boat has brought advice that Badajox is certainly surrender'd. 

Oct. 19 (Fri.). This day was a meeting in the Pub. Library of the 
. Curators, to examin y e Accounts of the Library, & there was 30 lib*, put 
into ye Chest of S r . Tho. Bodley. 

Oct. 20 (Sat.). S r . W m . Pittett is in Custody for Writing y e Pamphlett 
call'd The Bonefire, w ch reflects on y e Burning of The Memorial. — Selecta 
Numismata antiqua ex Musaeo Jacobi de Wilde. Amst. 1692. . . There 
are there 4 Coyns of Amyntas (all Brass), the Father of Philip, Grand- 

1 He did not come. 



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father of Alexander y© Great, & 4 th of the Macedonian Kings. They have 
all on the Front Amyntas's Head cover' d with a Lyon's Skin (according 
to y e Custom of the Ancient Heroes) & on the Reverse an Eagle treading 
on a Serpent & pulling it in pieces, denoting perhaps the Conquest of 
Thessaly by Amyntas, in w cl1 as Solinus has observed, there is a great 
number of Serpents ; unless it belongs rather to some prodigy \v cl1 hap- 
pen'd to the King. But I like the former conjecture best. The first of 
these Coyns has on y e Reverse AMYNTA., the second nYANAlQN, the 3 d 
IIYANAION, & y e 4th nYNANAlQN, By w ch it appears y* y e 3 last were 
10 struck at Pydna a City of Macedonia, & upon that Account they are great 
Rarities, it having been observed that y e Antiquaries had observ'd no Coyns 
struck at this City before these were found, w ch was in the year 1685, 
by Theodorus Van Haghe, who took y m all four (and so 'tis likely the 
I st was struck at Pydna also) in an Earthern urn about Thessalonica . . . 

Oct. 21 (Sun.). The Master of University coll. told me to day that M r . 
Hall of Queen's acquainted him in y e Morning that he had given off his 
design of Publishing Leland de Script. Brit, upon Assurance y* M r . 
Tanner prosecutes it. 

Oct. 22 (Mon.). M r . Elston Member of Parliam* for Chichester is 
20 dead, by w ch M r . Bromley has lost a vote for Speaker to y e H. of Com- 
mons, as likewise have y e Whiggs by the Death of Col. Dore. — . . . On 
ye !6th Instant was admitted into the Publick Library Georg. Homerus 
Smyrnaeus. — . . . In the i st Book of Pliny's Nat. Hist, ad lib. 6. amongst 
the Author[s] Livius filius is reckon'd. See in the Index there giving an 
Ace* of the Authors quoted by Pliny, prsefix'd by Harduin. There is a 
Testimony of Livy. — D r . Mill is said to have but a very indifferent 
Character at Canterbury, where he is Prebend. . . . 

Oct. 23 (Tu.). M r . Bouche has in French a Learned Treatise ab fc 
Annibal's Passing y e Alps. See Harduin ad Plin. 1. 3. p. 371. I never 
30 yet saw it. 

Oct. 24 (Wed.). Yesterday was admitted into y e Publick Library 
Joannes Perry Comitat' Leicestr. . . . 

Oct. 25 (Th.). M r . Vatchell one of y e Burgesses for Reading in 
Berks is dead. Interest is making by S r . Owen Buckingham, y e other 
Burgess, for his son to succeed. — On Monday was a meeting of a great 
number of Loyal Church Parliam* men at y e Fountain Tavern in the 
Strand to consider of y eir strength for y e choice of M r . Bromley to be 
Speaker. The Whiggs laugh'd at it, & have laid two to one that they 
shall carry it for M r . Smith. — The Guns have been fired at y e Tower 
40 for the taking of Barcelona, & all other Demonstrations of Joy as Bonfires, 

Oct. 21. Hearne to Dr. T. Smith. Notes on the Tarvisine, Halley, and 
Rewley inscriptions. Has been to Godstow in search of a brass plate lately 
dug up. Hudson still on Strabo : H. would prefer Josephus. Only one 
Punic coin in Bodley ; described in Augustinus, VI. Dial, de Nummis (Antw. 
16 1 7), p. 80. Dr. De Laune's speech on being appointed V. C. for another 
year. Mr. Seller's books and MSS. Death of Mr. Martin. Jo. Mollerus 
Flensburgensis is writing Historia Cimbrica in 3 vols. fol. Query about ed. of 
the Bible attributed to Henry VIII. Mr. Bassett reported author of Essay 
for Catholic Communion. Pritius has published pieces of Macarius. 

Oct. 20-28.] VOLUME IV, PAGES 208-220. 


Illuminations, &c. were made at London for this News. — On Sunday 
last D r . Wake was consecrated Bp. of Lincoln in Lambeth Chapell. 
D r . Kennett preached & his Sermon is order'd to be printed. — Tuesday 
being ye first day of ye Term the new L<*. Keeper made y e most noble 
Cavalcade from the Middle Temple Hall to Westminster yt ever was 
known, most of y e Ministers of State attending his L d ship. His train con- 
sisted of about 6o Coaches. His Lpp at his Entrance into Westminster Hall 
was ushered up to the High Court of Chancery by my L d . T[r]easurer 
walking on his Left Hand followed by ye D s . of Newcastle & Somersett, 
y e Earls of Kent, Rivers, Samford Orford & Essex, the L^s. Somers io 
Colepepper & others. They sat some time w* h my IA Keeper & then 
withdrew. His Gr. y e ArchbP of Canterbury complemented my L d . 
Keeper in the Temple Hall, & in the Qu. Bench divers persons most 
Pamphleteers appeared upon their Recognizances. — . . . The Columna 
Rostrata (w ch should be printed in Livy) illustrated by Petr. Servius miscell. 
p. 25. 

Oct. 26 (Fri.). Just publish'd, Some Secret Memoirs of Roht. Dudley, 
Earl of Leicester, From an old MS*, with a Preface by D r . Drake. 8°. 
Pr. 3< r. 6d. 

Oct. 27 (Sat.). On Thursday (25**1 Instant) the Parliam* met. Can- 20 
didates for Speaker to y e House of Commons were M r . Bromley & M r 
Smith. The former had 205 Votes, the latter 248. Divers speeches were 
made on both sides, & tho' several very good objections were made ag* 
Smith, as his voting for a standing Army, &c. yet y e whiggs took no notice 
of them, but carried it against M r . Bromley against whom they could object 
nothing but y* he was a Tacker, & a true Friend of y e Church. M r . Tilly's 
Sermon was reflected on by their speechers & a great many bitter words 
dropt ag* the Universitys, especially Oxford. All good men now fear y* 
248 will prove 48. — The same day the Convocation met. D r . Stanhope 
preach'd a Latin Sermon. After w ch they proceeded to the choice of a 3° 
Prolocutor. D r . Binkes Dean of Lichfield had 25 Votes, & D r . Stanhope 
37. — This day in the Afternoon died M r . W m . Randal, Master of Arts, 
of Magd. Hall. He was a man of tolerable Parts, & a good Philosopher, 
& one y* lov'd his pipe & pot. — The Master of the Mitre Tavern in Fleet- 
Street has a very large Table making, wherein are to be inserted, in large 
Golden Capital Letters, the Names of all those Worthy Patriots who were 
for passing y e Bill ag* Occasional Conformity. 

Oct. 28 (Sun.). There is a memorandum in y e Courant that Dudleys 
memoirs is y e same Book w*h Leycesters common-wealth (w ch has been 
printed several Times) and y* y e Author was Rob* Parsons the Jesuite. — 40 
Three of Terence's comedies, & near 3000 select verses out of Ovid's 
Metamorphoses, with English notes, likewise some Excerpta out of Cas- 
tellio's Latin Testam* by the Author^ of the Peculiar use & Signification 
of several words in y 6 Latin tongue. 8°. — 

The Heads of her Majesty's Speech to the Parliam*, viz. 

That she was well pleas'd to observe so many at y e opening of the Session 
w ch gave her great hopes of prosecuting the war w ch was of y e greatest Im- 
portance to us to be timely in our Preparations. Nothing is more Evident than 

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if y* y e French King continues Master of the Spanish monarchy the Ballance of 
the Powers in Europe will be utterly destroyed & he will be able in a short 
time to engross y e trade & wealth of the world. No good Englishman would 
at any time sitt content an[d] still in such a Prospectt, and all the time we 
have good grounds to hope that by y e Blessing of God on our Armes w th our 
Allies we may Act offensively the next campaigne & restore the House of 
Austria to the Spanish Monarchy. Recomends to y m y e union w th Scot- 
land, but more especially amongst y m selves & for Regulating of the Press. 

There was a great contest on Thursday & a great many warm Speeches 
10 in y e H. of Comons before y e choice of a Speaker was made, each side 
endeavouring to Lessen the Ability of y e contrary Candidate. Ag* the 
Hon ble Gent y* fills the chair they objected a Speech he made in y e House 
in y e Late Reign for keeping on foot a consid ble body of Regular Troops 
as necessary in y* conjuncture of being at a late meeting in w ch a Peer 
was prest about agreeing upon a person to be Speaker &c. all w ch was 
easily answered. Ag t y e other they printed his Juvenal Travels w th a 
ridiculous Index made to the Book argued from Tilly's Sermon the want 
of Judgm* that Body might have w n such Principles were taught in the 
choice of their Members but this is not very material. 'Tis certain num- 
20 bers carried the Election. Of those y* voted for M r . Bromley is G. Clarke 
for w cn he is turn'd out of his Places. And this is w* all must expect y fc 
vote honestly & conscientiously. — M r . Wullaston made Purse-Bearer to 
the present L d . Keeper because he is a good Dear-Stealer. 

Oct. 30 (Tu.). I am told D r . Leigh who writ y e Nat. History of Lanca- 
shire has divers things fit for y e Press, but y 1 he will not let y m see y e Light 
because his History has not taken well. 

Verses on y e New Promotions. 
O Anna ! thy new Friends & Prick-eard 

30 Cannot thy Dignity & Crown support. 
The Awkward Loyalty of Whigs is known 
To mine Princes whom they make their own. 
Like Mastives, feed & strike 'em, they 
will faun ; 

But growl & seize you, when your hands 

Thou art like one that has a Wolf by th' 

Ears ; 

Unsafe to hold, & if let goe he tears. 

40 One Cooper to your Uncle was untrue. 
Another, Anna, may be so to you : 
Can He thy Honour & thy Conscience 

Unspotted, when his own is fast asleep ? 
Let Cullen witness this, whose wretched 

Proclaims this — She who trusts to him is lost. 

Sent to y e Queen. 

Think of thy Martyred Grandfather, & 

That race by which thy Father was un- 

Th' Hereditary Hatred of that Crew 
Persues the Stewarts, & descends to you. 
Oh ! doe not in those fatal steps proceed, 
Least thy White Neck at last be made to 

No Wanton Muse does dictate this in 
spite ; 

As Vile De Foe & Touchin weekly write. 
Love to my Church and Monarchy & You 
Has arm'd my Pen with Truth and 

Courage too. 
By Zeal by Loyalty & Duty led 
My Ears I hazard to secure thy Head. 

Solus scripsi. 

Oct. 30. Dr. T. Smith to H. Sorry that Bodley has but one coin stampt 
with Punic characters. Will discourse with Mr. Tyrrell when he comes to 
town about his grandfather the Primate. Laments Mr. Martin's death. Seller's 
books and MSS. Knows Mollerus' Bibliotheca Septentrionis Eruditi. Has not 
seen the Sacrae Bibliae Tomus primus. Dearth of libraries in London. Mr. 
Basset, of Cambridge, reputed author of the Essay toward a Proposal for Catholic 

Oct. 28-31.] 

VOLUME IV, PAGES 220-239. 


'Tis said by some that there is to be a Royal Visitation of y e University 
of Oxon. — George Clarke, Esq r , who is dismiss'd, was Secretary to the 
Prince, and one of y e Secretaries to y e Admiralty. — 'Tis reported yt the 
Queen, w n she spoke her speech, trembled so much yt she was hardly 
able to go through w th it, as being sensible yt w* she said was derogatory 
to y e Church of England, Securing the Toleration (as she declar'd she 
would inviolably) being look'd upon as too great a Favour given to the 
Fanaticks, & others of y e Dissenters, & tending to the Destruction of the 
church of England. 'Tis given out yt she is kept in ignorance & yt only 
those Pamphletts w ch are writ in behalf of y e church (some of w ch are very io 
luk warm) are represented to her, & yt the scandalous infamous Pamphletts 
written by y e Presbyterians are kept from her or at least represented fairly. 
— I am told y 1 y e Earl of Abbingdon gave y e Gentleman a Purse of Gold 
who brought y e news of his being turn'd out, & desir'd him to give his 
Duty to her Majesty & tell her yt he would for y e future live privately 

Oct. 31 (Wed.). The Queen has presented y e New Speaker with a 
Purse of a iooo Guineas as a token of her Satisfaction of his choice. — 
She is s d also to have given her Uncle y e Earl of Rochester an Estate 
near Cornbury, tho' the Dutchess of Marlborough did endeavour to 
obstruct it. And she certainly had effected it, had not y e Queen sign'd 20 
y e Writings immediately, the Earl bringing 'em w th him when he 
sollicited her Majesty for y e Estate, well knowing the Dutchess would 
hinder it. The Dutchess would have had her Majesty revok'd the 
Grant (saying yt the Estate lay very convenient for the Duke her 
Husband, & yt he could not go on w th his Building at Woodstock wth 
out it) but the Queen reply'd she could not do it. — I saw this 
Morning in the Master of University's Study the Qt° Edition of 
Florentius Wigorniensis, collated with a MS 4 in the Publick Library at 
Oxford by D r . Langbain (whose Book it once was) to w ch he has added 
several other notes, w ch will be of great use when that Author shall be 30 
printed again. — The Master told me that D r . Goodal has a mind to 
translate two Epistles Dedicatory prefix'd to the new Edition of Forbes's 
Works, as also p* of his Life, all written by Dr. Garden the Publisher. 
I suppose it may be to be printed in his designed Ace* of the Church of 
England Sufferers in the late Rebellion. — Out of D r . Hudson's Papers 
for Books to be consulted in the Publick Library for correcting & 
illustrating Authors. [Includes De Livij Statua pag. 30. I forget wt 
Book yt is in. 'Tis in French I remember. . . .] — This day at nine 
of y e Clock was a Convocation, ab* a Letter from y e Chancellor to the 
University in behalf of M r . Lloyd, son to y e Bp. of Worcester, desiring 40 
they would let him accumulate the Degrees of Bach. & Doctor of 
Divinity. There was a full House; but ye Letter being read, M r . 
Waldow, of All Souls' Col. one of y e Pro-Proctors read the vote of 
Parliamt agt his Father & him abt Sir John Packington : upon w<* D r . 
Woodrof made a speech, calling Waldow titubans Magister : w ch word 
so exasperated a great many of the Masters that they would not let him 

Communion, fairly, honestly, and learnedly answered by Mr. Spinkes. Has, with 
Bp. Pearson, a low opinion of the Homilies of Macarius, Nilus, &c. Asks for 
a transcript of Dee's petition to K. James, dated June 5, 1604. 



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go on. So the Proctors went to a Scrutiny, w ch being ended it ap- 
pear'd that there were 46 more agt y e Passing the Letter than were for 
it. — W n a new Impression of Eutropius is made I must remember to 
add a note at pag. 45 signifying yt it should be read M° (or Manio) 
Acilio Glabrione, as 'tis read ad init. lib. 36. Livij, & in y e Epitome there, 
tho' the Metaphrast has MapKos. See Delrius's notes upon Florus's 
Epit. of Livy. — 'Tis s d my L d Seymour presently after M r . Smith was 
pronounc'd Speaker, rose up, and told them, Gentlemen ; you have got a 
Low Church man ; but pray remember that 100 Voluntiers are better than 
10 200 press' d men. 

VOL. V. 

Nov. 1 (Th.). On Monday the L ds order d an Address of thanks to 
her Majesty for her most Gracious speech. — S r . James Mountague is 
made one of the Queen's Councell. — The Commons did nothing on 
Monday but take the oath of Abjuration, and they went as far as the 
Letter S. 

To M r . Bromley. 

Had Parts and merit gained y e Chair Be Sarah's Pimp, Go ns Tool 

Then Br ly we had seen thee there A Tricking Knave, an easy Fool 

But for the future take this Lesson, The Church & Honesty disown 

20 This downright dealing's out of fashion Do this & then the Chair's thy own. 

This day M r . Smith sign'd a Resignation of all Right to his Fellow- 
ship of University-College, tho' 'twas w tn abundance of unwillingness, 
and he would have kept it if he could have found any shift. But y e 
Fellows would give him no other favour, than the sum of 10 lib s . above 
his due: being not willing the matter should come to a visitation. — 
'Tis said that the stones with w cli they build the Duke of Marlborough's 
House at Woodstock are extreme bad, & yt they crack by the Frost : so 
yt in all probability they must begin y e Foundation again; 'tis look'd 
upon as a bad omen. 

30 Nov. 2 (Fri.). D r . Wake Bp. of Lincoln is order'd to preach before 
the L ds on the 5 tn of Nov., and D r . Willis before the House of Com- 
mons. — M r . Urry of Christ Church is desir'd to get transcrib'd for 
a Lady, Fisher Bp. of Rochester's sermon at y e Funeral of King 
Henry VII tn preach'd May io tn 1409. (2) A Mornyng Remembraunce 
had at the moneth mynde of y e noble Prynces Margarete Countesse of 
Richemonde and Darbye, Moder unto Kynge Henry the VII. & Gran- 
dame to oure Soverayne Lorde yt nowe is, uppon whose soull Almyghty 
God have mercy. Both in 4° in the Bodleyan Library. (3) The 
Mirrour of Golde to y e sinfull soule out of Latin into English by the 

40 said Countess. Also in y e Public Library. — Narcissus Marsh ArchbP. 
of Armagh gave 2500 lib s . for Bp. Stillingfleet's Library, w cn , like yt of 
D r . Isaac Vossius's, was sufferd to go out of y e Nation to the eternal 
scandal & Reproach of it. The said ArchbP. has built a Noble Re- 
pository for them. — The Library of Trinity College in Dublin, where 
the noble studoy of Bp. Usher was placed, is quite neglected & in no 
Order, so yt 'tis perfectly useless, the Provost & fellows of y fc College 
having no regard for Books or Learning. — M r . (Jos.) Barnes in a 

Oct. 31-Nov. 3.] VOL. IV, PAGE 239-VOL. V, PAGE 11. 


Letter to D r . Hudson mentions a Book w ch he has seen call'd D. Caroli 
Josephi Imbonati Mediolanensis Bibliotheca Latinorum Hebraica, Rom. 
1694. where in fol. 423. § 7246. is mention of M r . Barnes's Hesther, 
with the whole Title Page. — J. Gadderar (a Scotch man) was the 
Author of the English translation of Craigg's Book against Parsons the 
Jesuite. Fabrettus's II d Piece against Grunnovius (as he [calls him]) is in 
my L d . Sunderland's study. This Book to be consulted in a new 
Edition of Livy. — Corpus Geographorum veterum edidit Petrus Bertius. 
Quere whether this be in y e Public Library? 'twas printed at Basil. — 
Dorrington has a Collection of Coyns, as D T . Hudson informs me. 10 
But he cannot tell who this man is, there being no other mention of him 
in his Notes. — On the 30^ of Oct. last D r . John Arbuthnott was 
sworn her Majesty's Physitian Extraordinary, by her Majesty's special 
command, in consideration of his good & successful! services perform'd 
as Physitian to his Royal Highnesse. 

Nov. 3 (Sat.). William Ashurst Esq r . Town Clerck of London is dead 
at y e Bath, for whose place it being worth 1500/. per. annum great 
Interest is making to y e Common Council in whose disposal it is. — 
On y e I st Instant y e Lords attended the Queen w th y e Address at 
S*. James's & afterwards adjourned to Monday. The Commons took 20 
into consideracion the Queen's Speech & appointed a Committee to 
draw up an Humble Address for y e same, y e substance of w ch is to 
congratulate her Majesty for y e success of her Arms. That theyl 
effectually support her to carry on the war stand by her in suppressing 
y e Enemies of y e Government. That theyl keep a good Harmony 
amongst themselves. Thank her for her Assurance of her care of y e 
Church of England & for maintaining y e Toleration. — 

The true Copy of M\ John Dee his Petition to y e King's most Excel- 
lent Majestie exhibited: Anno 1604. Junij 5. at Greenwich, (transcrib'd 
from the Printed Copy in the Bodlejan Library, 4 0 . S. Jur.) 3° 

To the King's most excellent Majestie. 
In most humble and lamentable manner beseecheth your Royall Majestie, 
your Highnesse most distressed Servant, John Dee : That, as. by the grace and 
providence of the Almightie, you are our King, our earthly Supreme Head, 
and Judge : So it may please your Sacred Majestie, eyther in your owne royall 
presence and hearing ; Or, of the Lordes of your Majesties most honorable 
privie Counsell : Or, of the present assembled Parliament States, to cause 
your Highnesse sayd Servant, to be tryed and cleared of that horrible and 
damnable, & to him, most grievous and dammageable Sclaunder : generally, and 
for these many yeeres last past, in this Kingdom raysed, and continued, by re- 40 
port, and Print, against him. Namely, That he is, or hath bin a Conjurer, or 
Caller, or In-vocator of Divels : Upon which most ungodly, and false report, so 
boldly, constantly, and impudently avouched: yea, and uncontrolled, and 
hitherto unp[un]ished, for so many yeeres, continuing: (Altho, your Majesties 
said Suppliant, hath published in print, divers his earnest Apologies, against it) 
yet some impudent and malicious forraine Enemie, or English traytor to the 
florishing State and Honor of this Kingdome, hath in Print (Anno 1592. 
7. Januarij) affirmed your Majestie's said Suppliant, to be the Conjurer belong- 
ing to the most Honorable Privy Counsell, of your Majestie's most famous last 
Predecessor, (Queen Elizabeth) so that, seeing the said most abhominable 50 
Sclaunder, is become so highly haynous, and disgracefull, that it pretendeth 



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great discredit, and disliking to be had, also, of the said most Honorable Lordes, 
of your Majestie's Privie Counsell (as to use any Conjurer's advise : and your 
said suppliant to be the man.) It therefore seemeth, (upon divers respects,) 
to be very needfull, due and speedy order, to be taken herein ; by your Ma- 
jestie's wisedom, and supreme Authoritie : (by one, of the three foresaid 
meanes, or any other), to have your Highnesse said Suppliant, to be tryed, in 
the premisses : Who offereth himselfe willingly, to the punishment of Death : 
(yea, eyther to be stoned to death or to be buried quicke: or to be burned 
unmercifully) If by any due, true, and just meanes, the said name of Con- 

10 jurer, or Caller, or hwocator of Di veils, or damned Spirites, can be proved, to 
have beene, or to be, duely or justly reported of him or attributed unto him : 
Yea (good and gratious King) If any one, of all the great number of the very 
strange and frivolous fables, or histories reported and told of him (as to have 
been of his doing) were True : as they have been told, or reasonably caused 
any wondring among, or to, the many headed Multitude, or to any other who- 
soever els. And, then, your Highnesse said Suppliant, (upon his said Justifi- 
cation, and Clearing, made herein,) will conceyve great and undoubted hope, 
that your Majestie will, soone after, more willingly, have Princely regard of 
redressing, of your Highnesse said Suppliant his farder griefes and hinderances ; 

20 no longer, of him, possibly to be endured : So long, hath his utter undoing, by 
little and little, beene most unjustly, compassed. The Almightie and most 
mercifull God, alwayes direct, your Majestie's royall heart, in his wayes of 
Justice & Mercy, as is to him, most acceptable : and make your Majestie to 
be the most blessed and triumphant Monarch, that ever this Britysh Empire 
enjoyed. Amen. . . . — 

D r . Hudson shew'd me a Letter to-day w ch he rec d from the Bp. of 
Norwich in Answer to one sent lately to him, complaining of his 
L d ship's Backwardness in Lending certain Books, (to y e great detriment 
of the Publick) : His L d ship declared himself sorry yt the D r . should 

30 take it amiss, & promis'd to lend him for y e future any Book he should 
have occasion for out of his study. He also told him he would lend me 
any Livy I should want in y e designed Edition of y* Author. — This 
Evening came the L ds Address to Town, wherein they thank her 
Majesty for her most Gracious Speech, declare that they will stand by 
her in her designs ag* the King of France, & of Establishing a Union 
w tla Scotland but especially among our selves, & for y* end advise her 
to prosecute the Incendiaries of the Nation (meaning the Church Party) 
with y e utmost Rigour & Severity. So y* poor Oxford (who stood so 
firmly to her Martyr'd Grandfather) must expect hard measure for their 

40 Zeal ag* y e Schismaticks. — D r . Royses's last sermon before the Queen, 
(w cl1 is newly published) is a well penn'd discourse, & pleases the 
Whiggs well. — ■ I saw a Letter to-day to D r . Hudson from D r . Drake 
dated from Hampton Court the 9 th of October last, in answer to one 
of y e D r ' s desiring him to send his Books. He modestly excuses him- 
self, thinking yt nothing he has hitherto done worthy so noble a Place ; 
but however since some are pleas'd to entertain so favorable an opinion 
of him he promises to send w* he has written to be placed as D r . Hudson 
shall think fit. — 

D r . Hudson also shew'd me a Letter from Laurentius Alexander 
50 Zacagnius Keeper of the Vatican Library written to him (dated Feb. 1 1 
Nov. Styl. 1703) giving an Account of w t he had done for him relating 
to his Noble Edition of Dionysius Hal. At y e End whereof he gives a 
short Relation of y e terrible Earthquake w eh began when he was writing 

Nov. 3-5.] VOLUME V, PAGES 11-22. 65 

y e said Letter ; w°k was so violent that he was hardly able to go on, as 
appears from several distorted Letters. The whole Passage here fol- 
lows, viz. 

Videas nunc, Vir Clarissime, an alia ulla in re opera, aut favore meo opus 
habeas, lubens enim curabo, ut mandata tua, qua par est diligentia exsequantur. 
Cum haec postrema verba paulo ante meridiem scribo, validus terraemotus totam 
urbem de novo horrendum in modum concussit, cujus indicio sunt distorts 
non nullae eorundem verborum literse. Placeat Deo Optimo Maximo pecca- 
torum nostrorum Beatissimae Virgin is Marise, cujus Purificationis Festum 
agimus, intercessione misereri. 10 

The Title of John Dee's Almanack for the year 1591. 

A triple Almanack for the Yeere of our Lorde God 1591, being the thirde 
from the Leape Yeere. Wherein is conteyned, not onely the common accompt, 
which in this our Realme is used, with the Romane Kalender according to the 
late correction of Gregorie : but also, the true computation and reduction of the 
Monethes to their first and auncient seates, Christmass day being at the Sunnes 
entrance into Capricorne, or shortest day : whereby may easely be perceyved 
the great difference which hath happened for want of due observation of the 
Courses of Sunne and Moone Referred principally to the Meridian of London 
and for most respectes will serve for all Englande, and many other Countries 20 
also. By J. D. 

At the End is another Treatise relating to the said Almanack, & thus 

A Prognostication for the same Yeere m.d.xci. Conteyning a short discourse 
of the Eclipse of the Moone, and of the Quarters of the Yeere, with other 
necessarie Rules, for the better understanding of the Almanack going before : 
wherein are Rules for the finding the Planetarie Hovver very easely and plea- 
santly, as also the rising and setting of the Sunne any day throughout the 
yeere, referred with the other, to the same Meridian. By J. D. 

The Commons have agreed to An Address to her Maje[s]ty. There 30 
was one observable Passage in it, viz. That they think y e Church is in 
no Danger; w cl1 surprises several in Oxford, who were inform'd that 
they had voted 'twas in Danger, as it certainly is, when so many sects 
are countenanc'd & the true Church men scouted and declar'd dangerous 
Enemies. S r . Wm. Blackett, S r . Robert Clayton & S r . Wm. Ashurst are 
dangerously ill. — D r . Cliton one of the College of Physitians is sent 
over to the King of Portugal to assist him in his sickness w c]l is very 

Nov. 5 (Mon.). To-day M r . Crosse of New College preach'd before 
the University at S fc . Marie's upon these words : / will build my Church 40 
upon this Rock, Sf the Gates of Hell shall not prevail ag* it. He shew'd 
first y* the Establish'd Church of this Nation is founded upon the Rock 
mention'd in the Church. II d ly That the Methods carryed on by the 
Jesuits & other Emissaries of the Church of Rome for destroying of it 
are diabolical, & fitly answer the Expression of the Gales of Hell. III dly 
that we ought to give Hearty Thanks to God for defeating all their 
wicked Designs, particularly that Grand one w ch was to be effected as 

Nov. 5. H. to Dr. T. Smith. Will ask Llwyd for inscriptions. Reasons 
for attributing the Bible before mentioned to Henry VIII. Transcribes John 
Dee's petition to James I (1604) from one of Burton's books. Convocation 

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upon this day. He spoke handsomly, & very little or nothing in behalf 
of the Whiggs, as was expected, he being known to be of y t Party by 
his Stickling so much for D r . Trimnel's coming in Warden of New-Col. 

— I have not yet compar'd the Book call'd Dudley's Memoirs with 
Leyscester's Commonwealth ; but D r . Charlett tells me that 'tis exactly the 
same with y* Book, being printed verbatim : w ch I the more wonder at, 
because that is a common Book, & 'twas almost impossible for D r 
Drake to be ignorant yt there was such a Book publish'd. The D r . has 
wrot a Preface to it, w cn has somew* remarkable in it. Leyceslers Com- 

10 monwealth goes under the Name of Father Parsons ; but M r . Ant. a 
Wood insinuates that he was not the Author. — M r . Ayliffe a Civilian 
of New College having taken Andr. Alciati Juris utriusque praxis out of 
the Publick Library (not at all regarding his oath & the force of the 
Statute) return'd it again to-day, it being down upon his name, & I 
suppose being first of all inform'd y* 'twas missing. 

Nov. 6 (Tu.). M r . Bobart, the Botanist was greatly assisted in the II d 
vol. of y e Oxford History of Plants, by M r . Dale of Queen's College, who 
revis'd the whole & put it into proper Latin for him. Presently after the 
Death of the s d M r . 1 Dale, I had a sight of a Folio Book in MS* drawn 

20 up by himself, being Tables & Explications on Aristotle's Rhetorick. 
The whole seem'd to be done w tn great Judgment, & was so much 
valu'd yt several Gentlemen of the Middle Temple got Copies of it, for 
their use in y e study of y e Law. — M r . Waller on the Earl of Berkley's 
Meditations, (Printed Lond. 1680. 8. to w cn 'tis praefix'd) not publish'd 
I believe in the Collection of his Poems 2 . — There is just publish'd 
Three Years Travells over Land to China, &c. by E. Ysbrantes Ides, 
translated out of Dutch. — In the Bodlejan Library is an Ace* of Rich. 
James (the Antiquarie's) Travells into Russia written w t]l his own Hand. 
There are some good Things not observ'd by others & may be worth 

30 printing in a Collection. — Entred Commoner to-day of our Hall Tho. 
Sherley of New-Bury. — Some Advices say my L d . Gallaway is dead of 
his Wounds. There will be suddenly several Promotions made at Court. 

— Yesterday being Gunpowder treason 'twas observ'd more than it us'd 
to be at Lond. — Our Parliament are so unanimous that 'tis thought they 
will settle the supply before Xtmass. — I was told to-day by a Mer- 
chant y* he saw in Portugal a curious Piece of Writing, w ch he thought 
exceeded that in our Publick Library written by M rs . Hesther English 
a French Lady. — M r . Pullen of Magd. Hall, last night told me that 
a certain Gentleman formerly bequeathed a curious Manuscript Virgil, 

40 in vellam, to their Library, w clx coming into some Gentleman's Hands 
of X ( Church (but whose he cannot tell) they never could procure it. 
He likewise told me y* there was once a very remarkable stone, w ch was 

negatived accumulation of B.D. and D.D. by Mr. Lloyd. In the debate 
Dr. Woodruff called Mr. Waldow titubans magister. Dr. Marsh has bought 
Stillingfleet's Library for ^2500. 

1 This Dale was no great Scholar notwithstanding what follows. He corrected 
Dr. Smith's catalogue of Cotton's Library, but very ignorantly, & left out divers 

2 [Printed in the Edit. 1 711. —Dr. Bliss.] 

Nov. 5-8.] 



afterw ds lent to D r . Plot, who never returned it, replying, when he was 
ask'd for it,y 'twas a Rule amongst Antiquaries to receive, and never restore. 

Nov. 7 (Wed.). Just publish'd A Review of the Danger of f Church of 
England, w cl * is (as I am told) a very scandalous Pamphlet, & is reported 
by some to have been written by Dr Kennett. — D r . Freind has seen 
at Lisbon two Libraries to be sold, each consisting of a thousand folios, 
& he suppos'd that two Hundred lib s . would purchase 'em both. — M r . 
Charles Bernard (Chief Physitian to her present Majesty) has given to 
the Publick Library a very fair MS* containing the 5 last Books of 
Tacitus' Annals, & the 5 Books of his Plistory, & at y© end are some 10 
Epistles of Julius Caesar & the Epistle of Pilate to Tiberius. D r . Hudson 
has sent the Collations of Caesar's Epistles to one M r . Davies of King's 
College who is putting out a new Edition of Caesar's Commentaries 
in 4*° 

TsTov. 8 (Th.). By the Removal of Geo. Clarke Esq r . Mr. S*. John is 
made Secretary of war for the Marine Forces as well as Land w cl1 he 
enjoyed before. — On the 5 t!l the Bp. of Lincoln preacht before y e House 
of L ds in Westminster Abbey taking his Text y e 7 th Matthew & the 15th 
verse. Beware of false Prophets w cl1 come to you in sheep's cloath &c, 
from w ch according to y e occasion of y e day being the Anniversary of the 20 
Gunpowder treason he layd open the Principles and Practises of the 
Church of Rome. For w ch Sermon the House of Lords the next day 
orderd his Lordship their thanks. At y e same time D r . Willis Dean of 
Lincoln preacht before y e House of Commons in S*. Margarets Church 
from the words in the 49 th Chapter of Genesis & the 7 th verse, Cursed be 
yeir Anger for it was fierce & their wrath for it was cruel, in w ch he gave 
An Ace* of the Powder Plot as also of the Assassination Plot ag* King 
William. For w ch the House of Commons the day after also orderd the 
Dean y r Thanks w th a desire y* y e same may be printed. D r . Smalridge 
preacht before the Queen at y e Chapel Royal at St. James' upon the 16 th 30 
verse of the 10 th Ch. of S*. Mat. and the day was observd w t]l y e usual 
decency & y e night concluded w t]l ringing of Bells, Bonfires & Illumina- 
tions. — Last night M r . Nevil of University-College told me that tho' D r . 
Sloane had almost finish'd his Natural History of Jamaica, yet he would 
never print it, because he was well assur'd there were 2 or 3 ill natur'd 
men who would write ag* it, & endeavour to expose it. W ch tho' amongst 
men of Sense 'twould be no disgrace, yet he is too modest to publish w t 
he finds must undergoe y e Publick Censure of ill natur'd men. — He also 
told me y* an Extraordinary Ace* of y e Alps (w th a great number of curious 
cutts) was committed to M r . Thorp to be publish'd. W<* he intends to 4° 
do with an Addition of some other excellent Observations of y e same kind. 
— To day between 8 and 9 of the Clock began the Visitation of the 
Bodlejan Library, & was ended before 11. But tho' there appear'd to be 
Wanting one P* of the Morning Exercise, amongst the Folio Divinity 
Books, & Ferdinandi's Quadragesimal Sermons, amongst the Divinity 
Books in Quarto, yet ye Curators (for w* reason I cannot tell) gave no 

Nov. 7. Abr. Kent (Rickmansworth) to H. Wants a testimonium from 
the Principal and Dr. Garrett. A lady here has a large collection of coins ; 
can't induce her to give them to Bodley. 

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order for finding of them out ; nor did they sit to consult upon any other 
matter after they had look'd over the Books alotted them : w ch always 
us'd to be, & the Result of their Consultations put down in a Book for y fc 
purpose. 'Twas expected by some observing persons that they should 
amongst other things have agreed upon Visiting D r . Barlow's, D r . Mar- 
shall's, & the other Books on the South and North p ts of y e Library in the 
middle Range w tn those in Arch. C. &c. (they having not been yet 
visited) ; because upon a private Examination of them there appear to be 
wanting this year the following MS* Books (all of w cn , unless those w ch 

Jo were never sent, M r . Crabb can give no Ace* of) besides some printed ones, 
viz. (i) inter MSS. Hatton num. 12. I. Antonij Vita, Syriace. (2) Inter 
MSS. Thurstoni num. 23. Institutiones puerorum Turcico-Persice. num. 
24. Grammatica Arabica. Num. 53. Scheda continens superstitiosas for- 
mulas & figuras. (3) Inter MSS. in Muse'o, num. 131. Literae impera- 
toris Turcici patentes &c. num 227. Spelman of Testaments & Wills. 
(4) Inter MSS. Gravij, num. 1. Historia Josephi, Persice (liber elegan- 
tissime compactus). num. 19. Biblia Hebr. never sent. Num. 42. Cata- 
logus plurimarum vocum Saxonicarum, cum Interpretatione Lat. 8°. 
Num. 45. Ali Proverbia, &c. not sent. num. 47. Colloquium inter 

20 Ahmed & Sinan, not sent. num. 48. Decern priores Psalmi &c. not sent. 
50. Qasestiones inter Abdallah &c. not sent. Besides these things w ch 
should have been consider'd of are the new writing over the Curating 
Books, the Account of the Duplicates, the Entring the Benefactors Names 
&c. After the Examination of the Books, & a slight view of the Leads, 
they went to M r . Vice-Chancellor's where was Collation, & from thence 
they went to the Natural Philosophy- Schoole, where M r . Fouks of X* 
Church y e Junior Proctor made a very handsome Speech to y e Honor of 
S r . Tho. Bodley &c. In w cn besides the usual things insisted on in those 
Speeches, he touch'd upon the Danger of the Church & Learning at 

3° this time, & concluded w tn an Exhortation to y e Auditors to pursue the 
Interest of both, w n they had such Extraordinary Accomodations pro- 
vided by their Benefactors, particularly S r . Tho. Bodley. There was one 
great omission however observable that he did not mention ArchbP. Laud, 
who was so considerable a Benefactor, not only in giving a large Collec- 
tion of Books, but also in contributing so bountifully tow ds the building 
of the spacious Room where M r . Selden's Books are reposited. — On 
Tuesday M r . Quoiles the Watch-makers Son was married to a Quakers 
Daughter Heiress of 30000 lib s . Fortune. S r . W m . Penn performed the 
Ceremony. There were present 3 Dukes, among y m the D. of Ormond, 

40 8 L ds , 7 Forreign Envoyes & abundance of other Gentry. 

Nov. 9 (Fri.). D r . Hudson was told by a Person of unquestionable 
Integrity 1 , That K.William gave a 1000 lib s . to those two infamous Villains 
Blackett & Fuller that were embark'd in a Design to take away the Lives 
of D r . Sancroft, ArchbP. of Cant., & D r . Spratt, Bp. of Rochester. Ad- 
miral Churchill told M r . Charles Bernard, & another Person (whose Name 
y e D r . has forgot) that My L d Romney assur'd him yt he paid the 1000 
lib 8 , by King W m 's order to those two Villains. 
[Alleged physical defects of William III.] 

1 M r . Edm. Halley y e Ingenious Professor of Geometry at Oxon. 

Nov. 8-10.] 



The Columna Rosirata is represented in Lucius Florus of Grsevius's 
edition, & will be of use in an Edition of Livy. See there in pag. 50. — 
See also there in pag. 116. for a Coyn illustrating the Triumph of Pompey 
y e Great. — The Travells, call'd the Grand Toure of France and Lialy, 
lately printed, and father'd upon M r . Bromley, by the Whiggs, is a most 
ridiculous scandalous Book, being publish'd on purpose to lessen y e 
Character of that Worthy Gentleman. But they are so far from obtain- 
ing their End, that none or very few read the Book, & men begin (even 
some of y e Whiggs themselves) to have a better Opinion of him than they 
had before, believing he must be very free from Faults, and a real Honest 10 
man, against whom they can bring nothing, but childish Stories invented 
by themselves. — M r . Spencer Compton is Elected Chairman for y 6 
Committee of Elections of y e House of Commons. — M r . Shute, who 
writ The Rights of the Protestant Dissenters, is like to come in Town 
Clerk of the City of London. — I am told M r . Tyrrell will go no farther 
with his General History of England, w cl1 I can hardly believe, since 'tis 
certain he prosecutes his Studies yt way, and is continually writing down 
w* he finds observable in order to a Continuation. M r . Eachard indeed 
is upon the History of England, but w* he will do must needs be trite if 
we may judge from his other Performances w ch are fit only for novices, 20 
having nothing in them of Learning, or anything else but w* is taken 
from common Printed Books. — M r . Dodwell's new Book call'd A Case 
in view consider d ; in a Discourse, proving that {in case our present in- 
validly deprived Fathers shall leave all their sees vacant, either by Death or 
Resignation) we shall not then be obliged to keep up our Separation from 
those Bishops, who are as yet involved in the Guilt of the present Unhappy 
Schism, is variously talkt of, some thinking 'twill do a great deal of good, 
& others (amongst whom are some of y e Jacobites themselves) yt 'twill do 
mischief ; because most people thought M r . Dodwell would never come 
in 'till such time as the present Compilers of y e Church of England should 3° 
declare their being ag* y e Civil Magistrate's Power of Depriving Bps. 
Amongst these 'tis probable will be M r . Lesly, if we may judge from his 
Discourse ab* marriges in Different communions. 

Nov. 10 (Sat.). Out of y e Benefactors Book of the Publick Library, 
pag. 68. vol. II. 

Maria Newcomen Viri Humanissimi Nicolai Newcomen, de Theddlethorpe 
in Agro Lincolniensi, Conjux ; Fcemina animi nobilitate pariter ac formae dig- 
nitate praecellens, pro singulari suo in Bibliothecam Bodlejanam affectu ex 
Cimelijs suis ad rem nostram nummariam augendam donavit quatuor Numis- 
mata aurea & tria argentea eximiae raritatis & magni pretij : atque insuper ex 40 
Museo filij sui Nicolai Newcomen (Juvenis Ornatissimi morte immatura prae- 
repti) ad supellectilem hanc Librariam locupletandam dono dedit ista quae 
sequuntur volumina, viz. — — 

Whereas the House of Commons made an Order in one of y e Sessions 
of y e last Parliament yt no one should preach before y m unless he had 
taken the Degree of D r . of Divinity either in Oxoil or Cambridge, they, 
having not the fear of God before their Eyes, nor any Regard to their 
own Honor & Reputation, the first Sessions this present Parliament orderd 
one M r . Willis, a Lambeth Doctor, (who has crept into y e Deanery of Lin- 
coln) to preach before y m on the 5 th of Nov. last, & order'd his Sermon 50 
to be printed because it is in favour of y 6 Whiggs. - On Wednesday 



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last was a great Competition between the Hon lle Spencer Compton, 
Esq r , and S r . Gilbert Dolben, to be Chairman for the Committee of 
Elections in the House of Commons, y e first who was of Trinity College 
in Oxford, being one of Toland's Disciples, carried it. against y e latter 
who is well known to be a man of singular probity & of an unblemish'd 
Character in all Respects, and of rare Abilities for that Place. — To-day 
was enter'd Commoner of our Hall Will. Somervile. He came from 
Lincoln College. 

Nov. 11 (Sun.). Mr. Garrett tells me yt Mr. Hull an illiterate Fellow, 
io and singing Man of Salisbury, who was ordain'd by Bp. Burnett, came 
lately to y e said Bp. and ask'd him when his L d ship would ordaine, say- 
ing That his Wife had a mind to be Ordain'd. The Bp. thinking he was 
mistaken Said, You mean when do I Confirm. ? Right, says Hull, for my 
Wife wants to be Confirmed, being a very flippant Dame. And yet for all 
this fellow was so shamefully ignorant, y e Bp. gave out when he ordain'd 
him y* he was an excellent Scholar & well vers'd in the Scriptures, tho' 
'twas well known he could hardly read them in English. 

Nov. 12 (Mon.). Above a Week since was a terrible Scuffle at X* 
Hospital of w ch S r . Francis Child is President between the Governors 

20 about y e Choice of a Hall Keeper for Blackwell Hall. The Candidates 
were M r .Leak formerly a Goldsmith and one Stackhouse. The Churchmen 
appeard for y e first & y e Dissenters w th their Friends for y 6 Latter, but y e 
first carried it upon the Poll by 5 or 6 voices. However the Latter would 
have wrangled 'em out of it alledging that they had not told fair & de- 
manded a new Election with hard words but the same was not granted. 
But on the 9 th Instant in another Court called by the President the election 
was confirm'd. — Some few days since a Letter was distributed at y e 
House of Commons Door advising the Taking off y e Test Act. By w ch we 
see how modest y e Party are. The same contains Argum ts against an 

30 Occasional Bill. — Some say That the Whigg Members of Parliament 
[are] much displeas'd at M r . Tilly's Assize Sermon, and That they will 
order it to be burnt : upon w ch M r . Tilly is printing another Sermon 
preach'd at Cairfax in Oxon on the 5 th Instant, wherein will be a Preface 
vindicating himself from the many false Aspersions cast upon him. — 
To-day M r . Halley coming to y e Library, D r . Hudson shew'd him M r . 
Selden's large MS* Map of China (whereof there is a Copy amongst D r . 
Bernard's MSS. that is to be put into the Anatomy Schoole) to w ch D r . 
Hyde added some Explicatory Notes. M r . Hally having taken a view of 
it, concluded it to be full of faults, from some w cl1 he knew to b[e] so from 

40 his own observations. 

Nov. 13 (Tu.). Velseri Op: in Rer. Aug. Vind. lib. II. p. 199. ... — 

M r . Stephens of All-Souls College tells me he has rec d a Letter from his 
Brother signifying That tho' the Whiggs carried it for a Speaker to y e 
House of Commons by a Majority of 43, yet they had only 16 more 
than y e Church Party in the Election of a Chairman to the Committe of 
Elections. So that, in all probability, the Whiggs will find it a very difficult 
matter to carry things to their mind, especially if the Church Party keep 
together in the House, as at present they seem resolv'd to do. — Tho' 
there is nothing in print ab* Ela Long-Espee, Countess of Warwick's 

Nov. 10-14.] 



being a Benefactor to the Abbey of Rewley, yet M r . Leland in his Itinerary 
has mention'd her giving several Lands to it ; but he does not say any 
thing of her founding a Chapel there. — M r . Wotton is made Prebendary 
of Sarum, he being, it seems, a Whigg, or any thing else, as he finds 
'twill be for his Interest. W n he was in Oxford last I drank the Takkers 
Health with him w ch he was not against ; nor did he refuse to drink y e 
Health of the Author of the Memorial of the Church of England. — There 
are wanting in y 6 Public Library several of the Books of Coyns mention'd 
in Labbe's Bibliotheca Nummaria. — When S r . Andrew Fountaine was 
last in Oxon he was asking me whether we had in the Publick Library 10 
any ms* Books of Coyns ? Remember to tell him that there are several 
things pertaining to y e English Coyns amongst M r . Rich. James's Collec- 
tions. — Patinus in his Introduction to the History of Coyns insinuates 
That Goltzius was no Scholar, and did not understand Latin. And yet 
he has written very learnedly upon the Fasti Consular es, &c. and seems 
to have accurately consider'd w* Sigonius, Onuphrius, Pighius, &c. had 
written before him. — M r . Dodwell acquaints me that at y e Beginning of 
y e Revolution D r . Kennett, then Vice-Principal of Edmund-Hall, lent him 
a Book of his Writing in MS* (w ch was never printed) offering Arguments 
for taking the Oaths of Allegiance & Supremacy to King William & Queen 20 
Mary, with a Design to Draw M r . Dodwell to take them. But he was so 
far from being brought to y e D r ' s Opinion that he has several times told 
me that he was rather confirm'd in his former Sentiments, & that upon 
mentioning this Book sometimes since to y 6 Doctor, he blush'd at it, and 
seem'd to be asham'd of what he had written. This Book must not be forgot 
to be inserted amongst the Doctor's other Pieces by him y* shall continue 
A thence Oxonienses. His translation of Pliny's Panegyrick also & the 
Preface must be there discours'd off at large, with a particular Account of 
his Contradictions. — D r . Hutten has about 40 Volumes of MS* Collec- 
tions. They are all in 8 Y0 , & he designs (as I am inform'd by M r . Madox) 30 
to leave them to some publick Place. They are agreed upon by all Hands 
to be very valuable ; and 'twere to be wished some Application were made 
to him to leave them to the Publick Library in Oxon. — M r . Willis of 
X* Church has made some Collections relating to Cardinal Wolsey, w ch 
he has committed to y e Dean of X* church's Hands, with a desire that 
he would imploy somebody in Writing the Life of y* Great Cardinal. 
But the Collections are not near enough, & I am told M r . Willis has 
given over prosecuting the Matter any farther. — D r . Smith told me the 
last time he was in Oxford that Dr. Bernard writ a large learned Preface 
to the Catalogue of MSS ts w^ he had seen after his Death in the Publick 40 
Library; but upon Enquiry then for it, I could not find it, nor have I 
been able to meet with it since, notwithstanding I have carefully look'd 
all over his Papers. 

Nov. 14 (Wed.). The Art of Longevity, or, A Diaeterical Institution, 
by Edm. Gayton. Lond. 1659. 40. This is omitted by M r . Ant. a Wood 
in his Catalogue of that vain, trifling, Author's Writings. — The Book 
call'd Leycester's Commonwealth (reprinted lately under y e Title of Dudley's 
Memoirs) was written by Father Parsons the Jesuite, and at first was call'd 
Greencoat alias Leycester's Commonwealth. Vide D r . James his Life of 
Father Parsons, p. 59. — The Book call'd ferusalem and Babel, or the 50 



[1705 : 

Image of both Churches, dedicated to Charles the i st , then Prince of Wales, 
and printed at Tornay, 1623, then at London Anno 1633, (where this is 
added to y e former Title, being a Treatise Historically discussing, Whether 
Catholicks or Protestants be better Subjects ?) was writ by one M r . Pattison 
a Lay Papist, & out of y* Popish-lying Book was another call'd Philanax 
Anglicus almost verbatim taken. — The Apology for the Ancient Right 
and Power of y e B ps to sit and Vote in Parliaments. Pr. at Lo7id. 1660. 
4 0 . was writt by Jeremy Stephens formerly of All Soul's Coll. Oxon. & 
beneficed in Northampton- Shire in 1661. — John Sudbury preached a 
Consecration Sermon Oct. 28. 1660 (printed y e same year) on 1 Tim. 3. 1, 
w ch i s ye same text D r . Kennett preach'd his Consecration Sermon upon 
(just printed) & may be trac'd in some things to have made use of him, 
& another very Learned Sermon preached at a Consecration by D r . San- 
croft An. 1660. — In the Publick Library amongst Bp. Barlow's Books 
is Euripides 's Hecuba in Greek printed at Lovain 1520. 4 0 . with large 
MS* Notes, neatly written, the Author whereof I cannot tell. M r . Barnes 
should be acquainted of them, tho' there seems to be little in them to 
his purpose. — The Defence of Priest es Marriages — 4 0 . Lond. was writt 
by Matt. Parker, ArchbP. of Cant. See D r . Jo. Cosinss Book intit. 
Apologie for sundry Proceedings by Jurisdiction Ecclesiastical, &c. Part. 2. ch. 
12. p. 109. — Smectymnus is a feign'd Name, made up of the first Letters 
of these 5 Divines (the Authors of it), Viz. (1) Stephen Marshall. (2) 
Edmund Calamy. (3) Thomas Young -c. l^) Matthew New c omen. (5) William 
Spurstow. Vide John Saltmarsh his Book, call'd Groans for Liberty. 1646. 
p. 1. — Amongst other Books given by D r . Hudson to the Publick 
Library is one concerning Images and Idolatry, w cl1 was never published, 
but printed by M r . Obadiah Walker (who was y e Author or at least his 
Tutor Abr. Woodhead) in the Stables belonging to University Col. An. 
1689. 4*0. where y e greatest Part of the Edition was seised. But M r . 
Walker himself gave it (w th other Books of y* kind) to D r . Hudson. — 
The Answer to a late Pamphlet, intituled, The Judgment and Doctrine of 
the Clergy of the Church of England cone, one Special Branch of the 
King's Prerogative, viz. in Dispensing with the Penal Laws, is writ by way 
of Letter to a Friend, & printed at Lond. 1687. 4*°. Queer e who y e Author ? 
The Author of The fudgment Sfc. was then suppos'd to be D r . Sherlock. — 
The Weekly Pacquet of Advice from Ro??ie was writt by Hen. Care, & not 
G. Care, as D r . Barlow has asserted in one place. — Xeipodeala tov llpea- 
fivrepov or a Letter to a Friend tending to prove, (1) that Valid Ordination 
ought not to be repeated. (2) That Ordination by Presbyters is Valid, by 
R. A. Lond. 1 661. 4 0 . The said R. A. suppos'd to be Hen. Hickman 
of Magd. Col. — Church-Government Pt. v. Oxon. 1687. D r . Barlow 
at the Beginning of a Copy of it in the Publick Library has noted that he 
was told by a Person of Honour (who well knew) that the Author of this 
Book was one Perkins, who was Author of the Guide to Controversies, and 
of a Book call'd Considerations of the Council of Trent &c. 1671. 4 0 . But 
M r . Wood has given another Account, being w tn out doubt better inform'd. 
— There is just come out a New Book in 4*°, about Embalming, written 
by Tho : Greenwood, Surgeon. It seems to 1 be well done, & to con- 
tain several matters relating to Antiquity. 'Tis 10 shillings Price, & 
1 I have since look'd into it, & 'tis done very meanly & pitifully. 

Nov. 14.] 



has a great Number of Cutts. — De Visibili Romanarchia contra Nich. 
Sanderi Monarchiam llpoXeyofievov libri duo. Lond. 1573. 4 0 . The Author 
— Ackworth. — D r . Barlow at the Beginning- of Geojfry of Monmouth 
(amongst his Books in Bib. Bod.) has noted divers things w ch will be of 
use to one that shall put out a New Edition of that Author. — Amongst 
D r . Barlow's Books is Expositio S. feronimi (or rather Ruffini) in Sym- 
bolum Apostolorum printed at Oxon. in 1468, 3 years after Printing began 
at Mentz. D r . Barlow has Several Observations there about Printing, with 
References to some old Books. M r . Bagford should carefully look them 
over. — The Author of the Brief Examination of the Present Roman 10 
Catholick Faith contained in Pope Pius his Creed &c. (Bond. 1689. 4 to ) 
was D r . Gardiner, as his Son Samuel Gardiner, Rector of Eckington, near 
Chesterfeild in the County of Darby (who gave him a Copy) assur'd D r . 
Barlow. — In the year 1668 came out at Lond. a Book call'd Papa 
Ultrajectinus &c. Auctore Ludiomceo Colvino. That is anagrammatifco)? 
Ludovico Molinceo, (the Son,) who also writ fugulum Causes, &c. Lond. 
1671. — . . . Marci Meibomij De Fabrica Triremium liber. Amst. 167 1. 
. . This Book ought to be consulted well by M r . Grabe in order to his 
Edition of the LXX. — A Discourse of the Religion of England &c. Lond. 
1667. 4*0. The Author was M r . fohn Corbett, a Non-Conformist Hamp- 20 
shire Minister. — In the Month of Nov. 1666, was printed and published 
at London, a Pamphlett call'd, The English-Papists Apologie. The Author 
whereof was inquired diligently after by the House of Commons, but could 
not be found. The Printer fled, but his Presses being found, were broken 
by Command of y e s d House. Some time after Bp. Barlow was inform'd 
that the Author was one Pugh a Papist and a Physitian, and (as one of 
his Countrymen told him) a Welshman. 'Twas Answer' d by D r . Lloyd 
now Bp. of Worcester the y r after. — Amongst Bp. Barlow's Books is a 
Copy of the xxxix Articles printed at Lond. 1633 . . with large MS* Notes 
relating to them made by y e Bp. and will be of great use to one that gives 3° 
an History or Exposition of them. W tn them are also Bound the Canons 
w cn have likewise large MS* Notes added to them. — In the Year 1668 
was printed at Antwerp a large insignificant, impertinent Book (in 4* 0 ) 
call'd Protestancy w th out Principles. The Author E. W. i. e. Father Edw. 
Worsley or Worresley an Englishman. — D r . Francis Car swell, Vicar of 
Bray, in Berks, and Author of two Sermons w ch contradict one another 
(being, it seems, resolv'd to keep up the old Proverb w ch had it's original 
from one of his Predecessors, The Vicar of Bray will be Vicar of Bray 
still) has a very curious study of Books, as I am inform'd by one of 
Exeter Col. a native of y e Place, who lately perus'd them and drew up a 4° 
Catalogue for y e Doctor, He is a very rich Man, and minds nothing but 
Pelf, as his Neighbours say. — M r . ^annell (Joseph) of Lincoln CoJ. 
writ a short Discourse against Self-Murther in opposition to D r . Donne. 
He made some Application a little while since to get it printed, but could 
not prevail with any one to undertake it, being a Book for w cL there is no 
manner of occasion. I am inform'd he is now quite off publishing it, 
being laugh'd at by some in the College, who entitle the Book, D r . Donne 
undone. — 2 M r . Creech of All Souls Col. a few years before his Death 

1 This M r . Kannell died in 1710. 

2 I am inform'd M r . Creech help'd M r . Adams to Most of his Arguments in his 



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propos'd to put out a new Edition of all Justin Martyr s Works, & had, 
for that end, drawn up a great many Sheets of Notes, as M r . Grade has 
inform'd me, who had the perusual of 'em. He says they were very 
well done, only that there were some things in them very singular, and 
would be accounted amongst men of Skill Heterodox. — He that shall 
undertake a 3 d Volume of the Monasticon Anglicanum must remember to 
give an Account of the Foundation &c. of Shottesbrooke Coll. in Berks. 
All the Chartularies of w cn are now in the Hands of M r . Francis Cherry 
L d of the Mannor of Shottesbrooke, who procur'd a great many of them 

10 lately of M r . Stephen Edwards of White- Waltham an adjoyning Parish, 
who had them of M r . Charles Weldon, to whom they properly belong'd, 
being left them by his Father, who was owner of y 6 Lands belonging to 
y e said College, w cl1 were afterwards purchas'd of him by S r . Hen. Powel, 
and so they came to the Cherry's. I have a Transcript of most of the 
Papers w ch M r . Edwards had, & upon Intimation of this to M r . Cherry, 
he got M r . Edwards to deliver all the papers of that nature in his Custody 
to him. — Within the Parish of White- Waltham, is a mannor call'd Feens, 
near to the mannor House where was once a Chapell of Ease. This 
Mannor lately belong'd to John Finch, Esq r , who dying without Heir Male 

20 it came to 5 Daughters, one of w ch is married to y e said M r . Francis 
Cherry. The Chapell was at length turn'd into a Stable ; but whether 
this was done by M r . Finch or some of his Predecessors I cannot yet 
certainly tell. This however I am credibly inform'd of, that M r . Finch 
observing his Affairs not to prosper very well, advis'd with M r . Rich. Cleer 
then Rector of Shottesbrook, and Vicar of White- Waltham, who directed 
him to imploy the money, w cl1 was wont to be given to the Minister for 
reading Prayers (20 lib s . per Ann. I think) in charitable uses, w ch accord- 
ingly he did, & I have reason to think that M r . Cherry does y e same to 
this day. The undertaker of this Volume also must take a view of the 

3° Sepulchral Inscriptions in the said Church of Shottesbrooke, where the 
Wardens of the College lie buried, the last whereof was 1 Throgmorton as 
appears from his Tomb in the Chancell of that Church. — White- Waltham, 
otherwise call'd Abbof s-Waltham, did belong, as I am told, to 2 Waltham 
Abbey in Essex, and it seems the Writings relating to it are lodg'd at 
Winchester. About the Bounds of this Parish and Bray is an old Record 
Printed by M r . Prynne in one of the Volumes of his Work about the In- 
croachments of the Pope. — In the Windows of the Parish Church of 
Warfeild, within 3 miles of Windsor, is a great deal of Painted Glass, w ch 
will afford much assistance to him that shall give an account of that 

4° Church. 

JNov. 15 (Th.). I was told this Morning by D r . Charlett That M r . 
Ayliffe of New-College vindicates himself upon taking the Book out of 

!N"ov. 15. Dr. T. Smith to H. Agrees with H. as to the authorship of 
the Biblise Sacrse tomus primus (condemns Strype by the way) ; on the subject 

Book against Self-Murther : w ch must be sure to be remembred by y e Continuer of 

A then. Ox on. 

1 I have since found y* he was not the last. See at y e End of the 5th Vol. of 
Leland's Itin. 

2 False. It belong'd to Chertsey Abbey in Surrey. 

Nov. 14-15.] 



the Publick Library, saying that he will not scruple to do the same 
again : and yet he has no other Argument, than usu id exigente in §. 8. of 
the Statutes, w ch is express ag* him, that Exception being added upon 
Account of Books to be sold, exchang'd or Bound, and relates only to 
the Library-Keeper, who cannot, w th out guilt of perjury, carry any 
Book out upon any other Account. So that (if M r . Ayliff were 
rigorously, and according to y e express words of the Statute, proceeded 
against besides his being guilty of perjury,) he ought to pay double 
the value of the Book & be perpetually expell'd out of the Library 
for not restoring it before he went out of the Library the same day he io 
had it. — Memorandum (i) That Father Parsons writt a Book intit. 
The Judgment of a Catholick Englishman, &c. against the Oath of 
Allegiance. (2) D r . William Barlow (Bishop of Lincoln) writ an Apology 
for y e Oath of Allegiance, w tb this Title — Triplici nodo, triplex cuneus, 
or an Apology for the Oath of Allegiance &c. printed Lond. 1609. 
(3) An. 161 2. Father Parsons publish'd a Book call'd A Discussion of 
the Answer of M r . Will. Barlow &c. w ch is a Defence of the first & an 
Answer to y e second Book above mentioned. — 

M r . John Goodwin in his Book call'd ' ' kTrdkvTpwvis 'A>rro\vTpd)<T€a)s, or 
Redemption Redeem! d, brings (and brags of) this Argument for the 20 
universal Redemption of all mankinde {nemine excepto) as unanswerable, 
and clear, as the Sun at Noonday (those are his Words), thus — 

That which everyone in the World is bound to believe, that is true ; 

But every one in the World is bound to believe that X* dyed for him, 

Ergo, 'tis true that he dy'd for every man in the World. 

This Argument was by one (who never saw John Goodwin) believed 
to be evidently inconsistent, and the Minor manifestly false, and ac- 
cordingly it was in a Letter signify'd to him, (subscrib'd T. S. for T. B.) 
upon these Grounds, (to set down the sum of that Letter). 

t. The Law w ch binds us to believe X* dyed for us, is a Divine, positive 30 
Law: because, 1. no Humane Law can, 2. the Natural Law doth not bind 
any to believe in X 1 : for no man ever had any such Authority to oblige all 
Mankind ; and Natural Reason could not possibly discover that there was, or 
ever would be, a Mediator, or X* a Saviour. 2. No positive Law of God or 
Man, can bind any to obedience without sufficient Promulgation, cum certis- 
sime constet, quod Promulgatio sit ad obligationem legis necessaria. 3. But the 
Law of the Gospel, which commands Belief in X*, neither was, nor could be 
sufficiently promulgated, either 1. to Infants, 2. or to natural fools, and mad- 
men, 3. nor to men born blinde, deaf and dumbe : all these having a natural Im- 
possibility and Incapacity to hear or understand that Evangelical Command. 4° 
4. nor was it ever promulged (much less sufficiently) to any of those Pagans 
(before or after X*) to whom the Gospel was never preached ; for w* J out a 
Preacher they could not hear, (Rom. 10, 14, 15.) much less believe or be bound 
to it : And therefore St. Augustine said well (speaking of the Gentiles, who 

of spectacles refers H. to a dissertation of Francisco Redi, physician of 
Florence, printed in Spon's Recherches curieuses d Antiquite, p. 213. The Arch- 
bishop of Armagh and his intention to found a Library at Dublin ; he writes that 
Dr. Stillingfleet's library is safely arrived there, and he is very well pleased 
with the purchase. Fears that H.'s account of the state of Trinity College 
Library is too true. Mr. Lloyd to be made a Lambeth Doctor ; it would be 
satisfactory to have this prerogative of the Archbishop cleared. Mill admits 
that he made too much haste with the Greek text of the New Testament. 

7 6 


[1705 : 

never heard the Gospel) Veniam habebunt propter infdelitatem, damnabuntur 
propter peccata contra naturam. Upon Receipt of this Letter (of w ch this is the 
sum as put down by Bp. Barlow) M r . Goodwin in y e year 1681 published a 
Book call'd the Pagans Debt and Dowry, &c., but wisely conceales the s d Letter, 
& prints it not all, (that men might see the Argument he endeavours to answer) 
nor the Reason or words of any part of it ; onely he saith something (though 
most irrationally) as to Pagans, y* all they heard the Gospel sufficiently to 
bring an Obligation upon them to believe in X*. upon w ch says y e Bp, Legat cut 
•vacat f Sf (per me licet) judicet. 

10 Upon Reading this Sum of the above mention'd Letter (w ct I found 
inserted by D r . Barlow in the Beginning of The Pagans Debt &c. in the 
Publick Library,) I immediately consulted Bp. Barlow's Remains, & 
there find the Letter to have been written by the D r . Himself, it being 
there printed at large w* h another Extract of y e same Nature. — 
D r . BulTs Harmonia Aposiolica, seu binse Dissertationes &c. has a great 
number of MSS* notes by Bp. Barlow whose Copy is in y e Publick 
Library. M r . Grade should have consulted these, some of them seeming 
to be very material & fit to be taken notice of. — In relation to this 
Book of D r . Bull's must be seen a Book in 8°. w*h this Title — An 

20 Endeavour to rectify some prevailing Opinions, contrary to the Church of 
England &c. Lond. printed by T. M. for Rob. Clavell in the Crosse- 
Keyes-Court in Little-Britaine 1671. w ch Anonymous Author (pag. 2,) 
1. approves & commends the first of the D r ' s Dissertations, & the first 
5 Chapters of the 2 d . 2. But he finds fault w* h & censures y e 2 d part 
from 6 th Chapter {inclusive) & endeavours to disprove several of D r . 
Bull's Positions. IX Barlow's Copy must be consulted by him y* shall 
continue A then. Oxon. — . . . 

Anno 1662 was printed at Lond. in 4*° a Pamphlet call'd A Vindication of my 
L d . B p . of "Worcester's Letter touching M r . Baxter from the Animadversions of 

30 D. E. the Author whereof was then constantly reported to be S r . Hen. Telver- 
ton. — Anno 1689 came out a Book in 4 to intit. A Treatise of Monarchy in two 
Parts : r. Cone. Monarchy in General. 2. Cone, this Particular Monarchy: — 
The Author Philip Hunt. — Anno 1687. came out a Book (pr. at Lond.) call'd 
An Answer of a Minister of the Church of England to this Question, w l Respect 
ought the true Sons of y e Ch. of England, in point of Conscience 8f X tmn Prudence, 
to bear to y e Religion of y l Church, whereof y e King is a Member f The Author 
was then suppos'd to be, Cartwright Bp. of Chester ; tho' he deny'd it. — The 
Free-Holders Grand Inquest touching our Sovereign L d the King & his Par- 
liam* — pr. an. 1647. The Author S r . Rob. Holburne. — D r . Heylin's Book call'd 

40 Respondet Petrus, &c. was (by order of State) call'd in, and commanded to be 
burn'd, about y e last of June 1658. — 

Amongst D r . Barlow's Books (B. 14. 15. Line.) is a Volume with 
several Tracts cone. Toleration, with MS* observations by the D r . And 
amongst y e rest at y e Beginning is a Draught for a General Comprehen- 
sion, w ch was said and generally believ'd to be contriv'd and formed by 
Malth. Hale Chief Baron of the Exchequer. — 

The Inconveniences of Toleration ; or An Answer to a late Book, intit. A Propo- 
sition made to the King and Pari*. &c. Lond. 1667. 4 t0 . The Author M r . 
Tomkins. The Proposition (to w ch this Book is an Answer) came out about y e 
50 Beginning of August 1667, & in the same year, Oct. 25, he reprinted it again 
w th a short Reply to M r . Tomkins. — A Peace Offering &c. in 4 to . It came out 
Nov. 14. 1667. the Parliam* then sitting, & the Author was John Owen. — A 
Discourse of Toleration : in Answer to a late Book, intit. A Discourse of the 

Nov. 15-16.] 

VOLUME V, PAGES 86-100. 


Religion of England. Lond. 1668. 4 to . But 'tis postdated, for it came out in 
Mich. Terme, 1667. The Author D r . Perencheife, Prebendary of Westminster 
& Subalmoner to the King. The Author of the Book, to w ch 'tis An Answer, 
was M r . Corbett, a Non-Conformist. — Indulgence not Justified &c. Lond. 1668. 
4 0 . D r . Perinchief s d also to be Author of this. — Anno 166 1, in Octob., came 
out a Petition for Peace, the Author said to be M r . Baxter. It came out 
clandestinely, & the Printer was imprison'd for his Paines. — Amongst the 
Bp. of Lincoln's Books . . is a Copy of M r . Valentine Greatrate's Letter to 
the Bp. of Chester (D r . Hall) touching his Cures by Stroaking. In MS*. . . . 

The Tombes, Monuments, & Sepulchral Inscriptions lately visible in 10 
Paul's Cathedral &c. written by Pain Fisher is a silly Book (abating 
only the Inscriptions,) there being nothing of Learning or Diligence 
shew'd in it, much after the same manner as the Antiquities of Middlesex, 
the first p* whereof was lately publish'd, but no more. The said Pain 
Fisher in p. 32. of yt Book (writt meerly to flatter some men (such 
was the vanity of the man) makes mention of a great History of the 
Tombs Sf Monuments of London, which he had written or at least 
design'd to write. Qucere whether any such Book was ever publish'd ? 
— I am told by one of S*. Peters Parish that when the Church- 
Wardens went to D r . Halton, Provost of Queen s-Co\\., asking his 20 
Benevolence for Building y 6 Gallery in S fc . Peter's Church (w cn would 
be for y e use of y e University as well as y e Parish) he put his finger out 
of y e Window pointing to y e Library, then building there, & desir'd 
them to see w* he was doing another way: so would give nothing. 
After w cn they went to D r . Mill, who would give nothing because the 
Provost did not, tho' had he had as good reason as he he might have 
come off creditably. — To Night meeting with M r . Urry of Christ- 
Church (who seems to be a Pious, conscientious, man, and a thorough- 
pac'd Scholar, w ch is y e Character also he bears amongst the true Sons 
of the Church of England) he was pleas'd to tell me that he wish'd M r . 3° 
Dodwell had not publish'd his two late Books about Schism, & much 
more wishes he will not publish a new Book he has ready for the Press 
about y 6 Natural Mortality of the Soul; particularly for this reason, 
because the World is too wicked already to have a notion, w cn may do 
mischief, improv'd by the Writings of a good Man. He likewise told 
me that the three Pieces, in old English, the Lady would have tran- 
scrib'd out of Bodley are not very valuable upon account of any thing 
extraordinary in them, but she was willing to have them because one of 
them was done by a Lady of Extraordinary Worth (to whom also the 
other two belong) & she had a great veneration (not only for Antiquity) 4° 
but for all Pieces written by y e Female Sex. 

Nov. 16 (Fri.). The Petition of M r . Hopkins &c. complaining of an 
undue Election for Coventry is rejected 1 , so yt the two chosen members 
(who are Tackers) will continue in spight of all the Contrivances for 
ejecting them carried on chiefly by that malicious man. — 

The Rational Account of y e Doctrine of Roman Catholicks cone. y e Eccle- 
siastical Guide in Controversies &c, pr. in 1673. 4 t0 . was said to be written 

1 A mistake, it being refus'd to be heard at y e Bar of y e House, and referr'd to y e Com- 
mittee of Elections Their Refusing to have it heard there is a notable Instance of y° 
Impudence of y e Party, who had a few days before refus'd to have a Petition of S r Roger 
Mostyns heard at y e Bar upon the same Ace*. 

7 8 


[1705 : 

by R. Ho/den, a Sorbon Doctor. — The Lawfullness of obeying y e Present 
Government — 1649. 4*° — The Author Fr. Rouse, Provost (sed contra jus,fasque) 
of Eaton Coll. Who was Author likewise of The Bounds and Bonds of Publick 
Obedience. Lond. 1649. 4 to . — The Sea-man's Grammar and Dictionary &C, 
Lond. 1692. 4 to . said in y e Title Page to have been written by Captain John 
Smith, was really writ by S r . John Smith, the Captain's Works being of another 
Nature. - 

M r . Needham (Peter) of Cambridge who lately publish'd y e Geoponicks 
had divers considerable things from MSS ts in the Publick Library of 

10 Oxon & from some printed Books w cl1 had MS* notes in the margin. 
But he is so far from acknowledging this that he takes no notice of it, 
& tho' M r . Crabb drug'd some time in transcribing an Index from a 
Book there of the Geoponicks (w cl1 he has publish'd as his own) yet 
(with shame be it spoken) he has not sent M r . Crabb so much as a 
Copy, nor taken care to gratify him any other way. And w cl1 is as bad 
he has not sent a Copy neither to y e Library, such is the Ingratitude of 
the man, y* one would really think he had nothing but y e Spirit of a 
Whigg in him, & y* he was possess'd w* h the Soul of y e Scandalous 
March. Needham nimis notus omnibus. — . . . Parliam* s Power, in Lawes 

20 for Religion. Oxon. 1645. 4 to - The Author D r . Heylin. N.B. See a 
MS. Tract in English, by S r . Edward Cooke, concerning the Power of 
the Church to make Canons, by the Act of 25 Hen. 8. cap. 19. His 
opinion is (and that most false, and contradictory to y e knowne Laws of 
England,) that the Clergy in Convocation, call'd by y e King's Writt, 
though the King give his Royal Assent, can make no Canons obligatory. 

— Concordia Scientise cum fide e dimcillimis Philosophise & Theologiae 
Scholastics qugestionibus concinnata. Auctore Thoma Bonarte Nordtano, 
Anglo. Col. Agrip. 1659. 4 to. By a Letter from M r . C. Willughby, 
dated London May 30. 1664. who (in his Travells abroad) was familiarly 

30 known to this Author, D r . Barlow was inform'd, that this Name Thoma 
Bonarte Nordtano is not his true, but a Counterfeit Name ; That beyond 
Sea, he assumed the Name of Barton ; that his true Sirname is Ander- 
ton (and Nordtano, is an Anagram of Andertono) that he lived 18. or 19. 
Years at S*. Omars, afterwards in Portugal and Flanders, and was in y e 
Court of K. Charles 2. the 4 last years of his Exile. 'Tis prohibited in 
the Index librorum prohibitorum Alex. 7. Pont. Max. Rom. 1664. p. 388. 

— A Discourse cone. Liturgies & y e Imposition. Lond. 1662. 4* 0 . 
'Twas then suppos'd to be writt by D r . Owen. See in Ant. Wood. — 
A Treatise of Taxes and Contributions. Lond. 1667. 4 to . 'Twas writt 

4° by S r . Will. Petty, who in the beginning of our Civil War, 1640, (being 
very poor) came to Oxon, studied Physick, cut up doggs and taught 
Anatomy in the War (after Oxon was taken) was made Fellow of 
Brasennose, the Visitors putting Loyal Persons out, to put him and such 
others in : afterwards he went into Ireland, was imployed to survey that 
Kingdom, then conquered by Cromwell, got a vast Estate there, (about 
5000 lib*, per Annum) & at the King's Returne (having got Money of 
the Rebells, &, 'tis fear'd, for Rebellion, for they did not so well reward. 
Loyalty) he got Honor of the King, and was made a Knight. — 

A Discourse of the Necessity of Church-Guides, &c. — 1675. 4 t0 . By R. H. 

5° i.e. Abr. Woodhead. — Reason and Religion, or The certain Rule of Faith, by 
E. W. (i.e. Edw. Worseley). Antw. 1672. 4 to . — The Christian moderator, &c. 

Nov. 16, 17.] VOLUME V, PAGES 100-114. 


— 1651. 4*o_ Writt by M r . Austen, a Catholick Gentleman & a Traveller, but 
not in Orders. — A Light shining out of Darkness. Lond. 1659. 4 0 . (By Hen. 
Stubbe.) . . . 

Enquire of M r . Dodwell, or some body else, whether the MS*, men- 
tioned to be at Paris (probably in the King's Library) concerning the 
famous Schism w ch was rais'd upon the Account of Josephus the Presbyter 
(quoted by Cotelerius in his Notes upon the III d Volume of Monumenia 
Ecclesice Grcecce. (& by D r . Hody pag. 1 5 of his Letter concerning a Col- 
lection of Canons &c.) be the same with the Baroccian MS t published by 
D r . Hody & whether the Canons immediately follow it in the same 10 
manner as in the Bar. MS. — In the Year 1648. was put out a most 
base and trayterous Pamphlett intit. Several Speeches delivered at a Con- 
ference cone, the Power of Pari, to proceed against their King for Mis- 
government, (in 9. Speeches). 'Twas taken verbatim out of the first 
Part of Dolman (or Parsons 's) Book touching Succession to y e Crown, 
these 9 Speeches (as they are here call'd) being the 9 chapters in 
Dolman. 'Twas printed at y e Charge of the Pari. 30 lib s . being paid 
by them to the Printer, in perpetuam eorum infamiam. See the Collec- 
tion of his Majestie's Gracious Messages for Peace, p. 125. 126. W ch 
Messages were collected, and printed with Observations upon them by 20 
M r Simons. The said Speeches were put out by Walker an Iron- 
Monger ; from that he came to be a Cow-herd ; when the King came 
into London about the 5 members he threw into his Coach a Traiterous 
Pamphlett, call'd To thy Tents oh Israel. He afterwards writ The 
perfect Occurrences & in 1649 was made Minister by y e Presbyterians. 
M r . Darby, Yorkshire, and Pari* Man bought Doleman of Cornelius Bee, 
at y e King's Arms in Little- Britaine, who gave it to Walker. In the 
year 1655. was pr. and published at Lond. another treatise on the same 
subject, intit. A Treatise cone. y e Broken Succession of the Crown of 
England. 4 to . w c h is the same with the former a little alter'd. So willing 30 
they were (even those pretended Saints) to make use of the basest 
Artes, and Jesuitical Armes against the Established Government of their 
own Country: and having murder'd their King, by these & such other 
trayterous Arts, they endeavour'd to keep his Son from the Succession. 

Nov. 17 (Sat.). M r . Dodwell's new Book for Healing y e Schism 
pleases extremely much y e Generality of Readers, and even most of 
y e Persons in Power cannot but commend it, and think y* he acts like 
an Honest, Conscientious Man, and a true Son of y e Ch. of England. 
But some Expressions in it give distast. — M r . Sherlock has a Grant 
from the Queen to be Master of the Temple (worth two hundred lib 8 , per 4° 
An.) after the Death of his Father. — Marginales linguarum collationes 
in Armenico Dictionario Rivolae, per Tho. Hyde. These are added in 
a Copy of that Dictionary in the Publick Library, w ch in the year 1676 
was order'd to be sold among other Duplicates by y e Curators; but y e 
Doctor sav'd it, & restor'd it again. At the beginning he has himself 
given an Account of y e Notes. — . . . Observations upon the Ordinance 
of the Lords and Commons at Westminster. Oxon. 1645. 4 to . 'Twas 

Nov. 17. T. Cherry to H. Message from Dodwell about Livian chronology. 
Has given Dr. Kennett a copy of the inscriptions in Shottesbrooke Church. 



[1705 : 

writt by one Bowen, who flying from the Rebells An. 1643. had writt 
a larger Volume of the Bishops w cn (D r . Jer. Taylor's Book of the same 
Subject preventing him) he printed not. This Treatise is an Extract 
of that Greater Worke, or at least those Parts of it w ch concern'd this 
subject. — The Observations upon some of his Majestic' s (K. Chr. I.) late 
Answers and Expresses were written by Hen. Parker. — The Essay upon 
Poetry, printed at Lond. 1682. 4 to . was written by y e Earle of Mulgrave, 
who was the same year turn'd out of y e Bedchamber to the King, & 
Offices worth at least 4000 lib 1 , per Annum. — The Reply to the 

10 Pamphlet call'd the Mischief of Impositions, (the Author whereof was 
M r . Alsop) was written by M r . C legate Minister of Gr aye's Inn. Printed 
Lond. 1 68 1. 4 to . — A Prefatory Discourse to a late Pamphlett, entit. 
A Memento for English Protestants &c. Lond. 1681. 4 to . The Author 
M r . E. Amy, a Lay Gent. — In Sporis Recherches Curieuses d Antiquite, 
p. 235. Zfprav, is writt thus — NIK£2NIHNi2N02 XPH2TE XAIPE. In the 
same Book p. 310. is an Emendation of Justin in the word Pylcemenes. 
— Talking with M T .foyner (the Pom an-Catho\ick) concerning my IX 
Clarendon's History of the Rebellion, (\v cla D r . Hudson advis'd him to 
read,) he seem'd to have but a very indifferent opinion of it, not believing 

20 it to be writ either in a good style, or w th y* impartiality as 'tis said 
to be ; tho' he appear'd to be something prejudic'd upon Account of 
yt Great Man's being educated at Magd. Hall, the chief Members of 
w ch he said were always rigid Puritans, for whom he could not have 
a very fair Opinion, upon account of their unmercifull Usage of ArchbP. 
Laud, whose Head they cutt off, notwithstanding the great favours they 
had rec d from King fames i st , who made D r . Geo. Abbot ArchbP. of 
Canterbury, meerly to oblige (to use foyner's Expression) some of the 
Puritans, who thought the King was not favourable enough to y m ; w ch 
Preferment w 11 Abbot had got, he rais'd a fund for maintaining the 

30 Puritans, some of whom (namely the Fanaticks) cut off Laud's Head, 
who was a man of such admirable Judgment & Learning y* he knew 
w* Danger the Nation was in & whence it proceeded & did declare y* 
if they wou'd take his Advise he could heal all Breaches ; w (h the 
Fanaticks (or Puritans as foyner calls them) well perceiving they dis- 
patch'd him as soon as possible, w cl1 when they had done, they us'd 
these words, 

All praise & Glory to the Lord, 
& Laud unto y e Devil. 

When Laud was thus taken off they thought they had done most of 
40 their Work, King Charles the i st having no body now to stand his 
Friend so much as Laud, that King being of so easy a Temper y* by 

His Sermon at consecration of Dr. Wake. Mr. D. has another girl : still out 
with Mill. Burnet has been preaching against Occasional Conformity. The 
Dean of Christ Church and his ' inclinations for trimming.' Money matters. 
Has ordered his sister to send H. a barrel of the best oysters. My Cozen 
very much occupied. Various messages. Mr. Holden has left, thinking he 
had not encouragement enough to stay. Dodwell to H. Asks for fresh 
transcript of passage of Vettius Valens concerning the place of separate souls. 
Has sent a copy of The Case in View for Bodley, and has one for H. 

ETov. 17.] 

VOLUME V, PAGES 114-125, 


his Granting the Fanaticks so much he lost his Head at last as his Good 
Friend Laud did. 

As Laud was stiff ag* the Fanaticks, so was likewise the Duke of Bucking- 
ham ; & therefore M r . Jqyner believes y* had both these men liv'd the King's 
head [had] not been cut off. But besides other misfortunes w ch befell the 
Duke & made him Dislik'd was his Journey into Spain w th this King then 
Prince, in order to consummate his marriage w th the Infanta ; w ch coming to 
no happy Conclusion, the King himself was somew* displeas'd, & y* too for this 
(as well as other reasons usually offer'd) namely that the Duke (whose extra- 
ordinary Parts, besides the comeliness of his Person, made the King very 10 

much delight in him) whilst he was there happen'd to receive a , by lying 

w th a Spanish Beauty whom he much admir'd, & w ch prov'd so violent, y* he 
could not rid himself off it before he was oblig'd to return into England w th y e 
Prince, where 'twas soon divulg'd, & I am told, by a Person who well knows, 
y* there is a Letter relating to this whole Business in some private Hands in 
Oxford. This Juvenile Adventure did the Church men (to whom y e Duke was 
a great Friend) also much Prejudice, & after the Duke was unfortunately 
murder'd, & the Fanaticks saw they should gain y e Day, they made this 
Rime, — 

If Grex & Rex had had their will, 2o 
Then Bucks & Ducks had had their fill. 

— Amongst other Discourse also w th M r . Joyner He told me y fc when 
some of y e Fanatick Puritans complain'd to S r . Hen. Savile of their want 
of Preferment, he advis'd them to go to hungry Courtiers ; w ch advise 
they made so good use of, that soon after Abbot was made a Bp., after- 
wards ArchbP., & some of y e Rest were , prefer'd too, to y e no small 
profit of y 6 Fanaticks. — 

A Brief and Impartial Account of the Nature of y e Protestant Religion &c, 
Lond. 1682. 4 t0 . The Author was D r . Owen. — M r . Emmertori 's Marriage with 
M rs . Bridget Hyde consider'd. Lond. 1682. 4 t0 . The Author said to be M r . 30 
Hunt y e Lawyer. — An exposition of y e Doctrine of y e Catholick Church in 
Matters of Controversie, By James Benigne Bo ssuet, Lond. 1685. Translated 
into English by M r . Dryden, then only a Poet, afterwards a Papist, & may be 
so before, tho' not known. — The Pamphlett call'd A Vindication of the Obser- 
r vator &c, printed Lond. 1685, was writ by the Author of y e Observator him- 
self, S r . Rog. V Estrange. — The Answer to the B p . of Condom afterwards of 
Meaux's Exposition of the Catholick Faith, Lond. 1686, was written by M r . John 
Gilbert, M r of Arts of Hart-Hall in Oxon, & afterwards Curat of Ashwe/l in 
the County of Hertford. — 

M r . Professor Halley tells me he has 6 or 7 Copies of y e Inscription 40 
in the Theatre yard relating to Zeno the Archon printed at y e Theatre, 
only as a Specimen, to see how people like it ; being minded to print 
it more accurately in the Transactions. — M r . Joyner says that, M r . 
Hobbs us'd to say that M r . Selden understood nothing of Mathematicks, 
w ch M r . Selden being inform'd off, he reply'd that if M r . Hobbs under- 
stood no more mathematicks than he did Law, he understood nothing 
at all of them. And indeed M r . Selden had such a Mean opinion of 
that Malmsbury Philosopher, that he us'd to say, All comers were welcome 
to his Table, but Tho. Hobbes &f one Rossingham. — On y e 14 th Instant 
in y e Evening came on the Hearing of y e Election of S*. Albans & y© 50 
Committee sate 'till 3 in y e Morning & adj d the farther hearing till 
Friday Evening ; but carryed the main Question ag* Llonorary Freemen 
having Right to vote by a Majority of above 40 voices so y t twas 

VOL. I. G 


hearne's collections. 

[1705 : 

guess'd the same would go for Adm. Killigrew the Pet. against MX Gape 
the sitting member. — The Lords on Thursday in a full House went 
upon the Consideration of the State of the Nation, y e Q. & Prince present 

at y e Debate, & amongst other Matteres the IA H m proposed y e 

calling over y e P ss . Sophia in w c]l he was seconded by the E. of A y, 

but this was overbore so y* it came not to y e Question, but 'twas like to 
end in further consideration how to strengthen the succession of y e 
House of Hanover. — On y e 2 d Instant, (being All-Souls Day) was 
made Fellow of All- Souls College (there being but one Vacancy) Bar- 

10 zillai Jones, A. B. of Jesus College. He had great Interest, amongst the 
rest the Duke of Ormond & the Duke of Beaufort, the latter of w ch (as 
I have been inform'd) came hither on purpose to make Friends in y e 
College for him. He had so good Friends, it seems, upon Account of 
his Father, nam'd also Barzillai Jones, who was formerly of Jesus Coll. 
(where he took y e Degree of Master of Arts in y e year 1674) and after- 
wards was made a Dean in Ireland ; whose Father being an Anabaptist 
hinder'd this Jones his son from being baptis'd whilst young, insomuch 
y* 'twas not perform'd 'till he came to Jesus Col., where S r . L. Jenkins 
(then Principal) got it done. I am told y* he became great y e Duke 

20 of Beaujort upon Account of a Wife he married who was (tho' far off) 
related to that Family: w vh also made him great w tb the Duke of 
Ormond (who is related to y e Duke of Beaufort) & so he was preferr'd 
to a Deanery ; but whether he really deserved it I cannot tell. This 
however is certain that (notw th standing his being at present a Non- 
Juror) he is a proud, haughty Man, as one of his own Country-men has 
told me. — We hear from Berwick that several Gentlemen have been 
taken up there, and put into the Town-Goal, there being divers Letters 
of ill Consequence found about them, and some 100 s . of Arms taken in 
y e House where they were seis'd. — M r . Joyner thinks that Davila's 

30 History of France is preferable to Thuanus's & y* the latter's is more 
esteem'd amongst the Protestants because he generally gives them very 
great Characters. — One Goddard is made Chaplain to y e House of 
Commons, who when he was of Magd. Col. in Oxon was commonly 
call'd Honest Tom Goddard, because of his being a true Friend to the 
Pot & Pipe, & was a good natur'd Rake : w cl1 Character suits very 
well with him still, it being observ'd that the very first time he read 
Prayers after his being made Chaplain he read the Evening for the 
morning Service, having drunk to y t Excess the night before that his 
head was giddy when he should perform his Duty y e day after. Upon 

40 w ch there goes about a witty Copie of verses in Latin. — The Chief 
Monument in y e Church of Merston, near Oxon, is y* of S r . Rich. Croke, 
(Son of Union Croke,) where he is characteris'd as being a Man of Great 
Virtues, & belov'd by King Charles I & II, & by all good Men, & was 
universally lamented at his Death. W ch is so false, that 'tis well known 
that for his Breach of y e Articles made to Penrudduck, after he had 
surrender'd himself up to him, upon the Defeat of his Enterprise in 
behalf of the King (then in Exile) at Salisbury, as that he should have 
his Life &c, he, the said Croke, was made a Serjeant by Oliver, and 
became so universally hated, for y fc treacherous Action, & several other 

5° most notorious Instances of Knavery, that no one could give him, or 

Nov. 17.] 

VOLUME V, PAGES 125-142. 


his Son Union Croke, who was as bad, a good Worde; tho' 'tis ac- 
knowledge yt he was a very fair spoken Man, & by his insinuating 
way of Behaviour got a large Estate, w ch however never prosper'd — . . . 
D r . Beau, the present Bp. of Landaffe is 88 years of Age, & his Brother 
(a plain, Honest, true-principled man living at Merston) 75. H[is] 
Father and Grandfather, w tb some others of y e Family, [lived] to be 
extraordinary old too, & it might have been taken notice of in y e new 
Edition of D r . Plot's N. H. of Oxon-sh. — D r . Charlett tells me that 
he does not think Father Parsons was the Author of Leycesler's Common- 
wealth, and that this is the Opinion of divers others besides; but I x ° 
cannot hear any good reason offer'd for this Opinion : all they say, it 
seems, is, yt the Author personates a Protestant, & yt there is little or 
nothing of Popery in it, w ch is no Argument y t it should not be writ by 
a Jesuit, it being sufficiently known that Parsons was a Cunning, subtile 
Man, of a clear Head, great Learning, & very well vers'd in our English 
Constitution : & such a man was y e Author of this Book. — When Sir 
Godfrey Kneller (as D r . Hudson informs me) came to Oxon. by M r . 
Pepys's order, to draw D r . Wallis's Picture, he, at dinner w th D r . Wallis, 
was pleas'd to say, upon the D r \ Questioning the Legitimacy of y e 
Prince of Wales that he did not in y e least doubt but he was the son 20 
of K. James and Q. Mary : and to evince this, he added, That upon the 
sight of y e Picture of y e Prince of Wales sent from Paris into England, 
he was fully satisfy'd of w* others seem'd to doubt so much of: For, as 
he farther said, he had manifest Lines and Features of both their Faces ; 
w°k he knew very well, having drawn them both several times. When 
this was said, were present at Dinner with D r . Walk's the following 
Persons, D r . Aldrich Dean of X* Church, Dr. Charlett Master of Uni- 
versity Coll., D r . Hudson Head Library Keeper, & D r . Gregory (the 
Scotch Man) one of the Savilian Professors. — Ant. a Wood, as D r . 
Hudson told me, consulted with him (knowing yt he had great Corre- 30 
spondence w th y e chief Men in Holland) how to get his third vol. of 
Aihence Ox: printed there. When he was ask'd the reason why he 
would not have it printed in England, he answer'd That his other Books 
had suffered so much, by the Liberty that some men took of expunging 
wt they pleas'd that he would never suffer any Book of his to be com- 
mitted to an English Press again. He moreover added (to use his own 
words) when this Volume comes out I'll makeyou laugh again. — D r . Charlett, 
Master of University College was brought into yt Place by the Interest 
of the Worthy Dr. Hudson, who might have had it, before M r . Bennett, 
when D r . Charlett succeeded. — Upon a Competition between D r . 40 
Oldish of New-Coil. & M r . Clarke of All-Souls for being Burgesses for 
the University of Oxon. Dr. Hudson, who was then Master of Arts of 
Queen's, Coll. was by the Interest & malice of D r . Halton (Provost of 
that Col.) hinder'd of a Fellowship, for voting conscientiously for D r . 
Oldish, & not for Clarke who was then a young Pert Master of Arts, 
& not comparable to the other for Abilities. About two months before 
this, the said M r . Hudson had a Testimonium from D r . Halton & all 
the Fellows, he then intending to go into Holy Orders, w ch he not 
using at yt time luckily kept by him, & did him afterwards (as it were 
Providentially) most signal Service. For when he miss'd of a Fellow- 5° 

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ship at y i College, he, intending to take Holy Orders, ask'd a Testi- 
monium from the s d Provost & Fellows, w ch he then, forgetting what 
he had done before, obstinately deny'd him. Upon this he, taking his 
Testimonium dated a little time before, went to Farnham, & was or- 
dain'd Deacon by Bp. Mew ; with whom he left the said Testimonium. 
When he happen' d to stand for a Fellowship of University Coll. he 
petition'd the said Provost for a Testimonium, as is usual ; but he 
deny'd it him. D r . Crosthwait M r . Hudson's Friend ask'd the Provost 
whether he had been guilty of any Misdemeanour since such a time, 

10 meaning the time when this Testimonium was dated ? The Provost 
answer'd, no. Then replies D r . Crosthwait, the Testimonium that you 
gave him a few months since is good. Upon this M r . Hudson was 
advis'd by the said D r . Crosthwait to send to the Bp. of Winchester for 
the Testimonium, w ch the Bp. readily transmitted to him, and was 
accepted of by the Master & Fellows of University Coll. who thereupon 
elected him Fellow. But it is to be observ'd that when M r . Hudson 
stood Candidate for that Fellowship, M r . Obadiah Walker the Master, 
seeming to have a kindness for him (well knowing him to be an in- 
genious Young Man, and a very good Scholar) without his Privity 

20 procured a Mandate from King James ; w ch Mandate, when M r . Hudson 
was acquainted with it by M r . Walker, absolutely refus'd, saying, He had 
rather live by his Wits than come into a College without the Consent 
of the Fellows : w c h being known to the Fellows, those who were most 
for another Person came all over to his Interest ; so that he was 
unanimously Elected Fellow. The Reason of M r . Walker's getting 
y e Mandate was, that he thought M r . Hudson was not of a right County 
as the Statute requires : but upon Examination it appear'd that he was 
in y t respect statutably qualified. This mandate is an Instance of y fc 
Kings Assuming a Power of dispencing with Statutes of Colleges. The 

30 Copy of the Mandate is as follows, 

To our Trusty and Well-beloved the Master and Fellows of University 
College in our University of Oxon. 

James R. 

Trusty and well-beloved We greet you well. Having receiv'd a good Cha- 
racter of John Hudson, Master of Arts of Queen's College, in that our Uni- 
versity, and being inform'd that he is well-qualified by his Learning and Good 
Manners, to be chosen Fellow of your College, We have thought fit hereby, 
in a particular manner, to recommend him y e said J. H. to you to be chosen 
accordingly a Fellow of your College, in the Place now vacant, notwithstand- 
4° ing his not being of the County required by the Statute, or any other Dis- 
ability, with all which we are pleas'd and do hereby dispense in his Behalf : 
And so, not doubting of your ready Complyance herein, We bid you farewell. 
Given at our Court at Whitehall the 21st Day of March i68£, in the second 
year of our Reign. By his Majesty's command, 

Sunderland P. 

The said M r . Hudson having a Right to some money, due to him as 
Master upon the Foundation of Queen's College, when he was Fellow 
of University College requested the same of y e Provost, and Burser of 
Queen's. One Morning at a Meeting of y 6 Provost and Fellows, it 
50 was put to y e vote, and by the Interest of the Provost and his Party 

Nov. 17.] 

VOLUME V, PAGES 142-157. 


carry' d against him : w ch being told the said M r . Hudson at the Coffee 
House by his singular good Friend M r . Joseph Fisher, a solid Divine, 
and well skill' d in Orientals, he said in jest that he would Appeal to y e 
Ecclesiastical Commissioners. This being overheard was carry'd to y e 
Provost, who (to shew he was a man of no great Courage) call'd 
another Meeting of y e Fellows, and procur'd a Vote to pass for his 
having the Money. The said M r . Hudson, tho' he was so much in- 
jur'd, still retain'd a mighty Affection for his Country College, and has 
been often heard to say, That he could forgive the Provost a thousand 
Injuries for his great Care and Generosity in Building and Furnishing 10 
that noble Library: And has often since gratefully acknowledg'd his 
Kindness for prevailing with some of the Fellows (who had been lead 
aside by the cunning Dealing of Magd. Coll. men) to espouse his 
Interest heartily when he stood to be Library Keeper to the university 
of Oxford. When D r . Hudson stood to be Library-Keeper, D r . Aldrich, 
the Worthy Dean of X* Church, was his particular Friend, and did not 
only engage his whole House to be for him; but came purposely 
down from London himself, with several other Persons whose charges 
he most generously bore. The said D r . Aldrich, as D r . Hudson told 
me, who had it from his own mouth, writ the Dedications to the Queen 20 
prefix'd to the II d & III d Volumes, and the Prefaces to the first, of my 
L d Clarendon's History. — To shew the ArchbP. of Canterbury's (Tenni- 
son) small Concern for the university of Oxon, when the Warden-ships 
of All-Souls & Merton Coll. were to be filFd by his Nomination, he 
chose the Persons yt were least deserving, D r . Martin for Merton, who 
was not comparable to D r Bateman (a Man of great Integrity, Excell* 
Learning, & other noble Accomplishments), & D r . Gardiner for All- 
Souls, far inferior to M r . Waldron, who was one of y e Greatest Wits of 
y e Age, and justly esteem'd a second Hudibrass ; whereas the other was 

violently suspected to be an Egregious • , & known to be a 3° 

Person of very little Learning & less Honesty, standing for all Places yt 
He can make any Interest to procure, as to be Custos Archivorum, 
w ch Office he neither is nor ever will be qualified for. Besides this, 
he has done great Prejudice to y e University by being a main Instru- 
ment to bring in D r . Farrar of Magd. Coll. (a Fellow all Gutts without 
Brains) to be Natural Philosophy Professor, & M r . Wallis of y e said 
College to be Arabick Reader, who hardly knows the Alphabet. — 
When Birmingham School was void (by the Factious Town's men 
turning out y e Worthy D r . John Hickes, Fellow of Magd. Coll.) the 
1 Towns-men, thinking themselves not proper Judges of y e Qualifica- 40 

tions of a Schoolmaster, refer'd the choice of one to D r . Tillotson 
\ ArchbP. of Canterbury. This Fanatical Prelate, having Liberty to chose 
out of the two Universitys & all the world besides, could not think of 
any Person to prefer to this Place, but one Perkinson, who was 
I Expell'd ye University of Oxford for Fanatical Anti-monarchichal Prin- 
i ciples. - D^ Radcliffs Character of M r . John Naylor Fellow of Uni- 
\ versity (a Huge great lubberly Fellow) was, that he was only fit for 
I cleaving Wood. — After M r . Walker was turn'd out of University 
Coll. for being a Papist, he liv'd obscurely in London, his chief Main- 
j tenance being from the Contributions of some of his old Friends and 50 



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Acquaintance ; amongst whom was D r . Radctiff, who, (out of a gratefull 
Remembrance of Favours rec d from him in the college) sent him once 
a Year a new Suit of Cloaths, with ten Broad-Pieces, and a dozen 
Bottles of the Richest Canary to support his Drooping Spirits. This 
D r . Hudson (from whom I rec d this story) was inform'd by D r . Radcliff 

Nov. 19 (Mon.). In the Letters w ch came last night 'tis said that the 
Upper House of Convocation, having drawn up an Address to Her 
Majesty for her late Gracious Speech, sent it down to y e Lower House 
IO for their Concurrence ; but when they had read it, (whether it was 
because of their agreeing y* y 6 Church was in no Danger, or w* else I 
cannot as yet tell) they return'd it, and are resolv'd to draw up, and 
present Her Majesty, a Loyal one of their own. — Kusterus, in his 
Notes upon Suidas, in voc. "Apros p. 339. makes mention of D T .John 
Cornells (Head of Bennett Coll. Camb.) Itinerary thro' Greece, contain- 
ing several curious matters relating to y e Language, Antiquities, Rites 
& Religion of that Country, w cl1 he says would be of great Advantage 
to y e Republick of Letters to have published. Ask D r . Smith's Opinion 
of them, if he has seen them. — 

20 A Letter to a Lady furnishing her w th Scripture Testimonies ag* y e Prin- 
cipal Points and Doctrines of Popery. Lond. 1688. 4 t0 . 'Twas written by 
Charles Barecroft, of Lincolnshire. — Protestant Certainty, &c. Lond. 1689. 4 0 ; 
Written by Guil. Dillingham. — The History of Passive Obedience since the 
Reformation. Amst. 1689. I am inform'd that y e Author was Abednego Seller. 
— A Defence of the Profession w ch D r . Lake Bp, of Chichester made upon 
his Death-Bed cone. Passive Obedience & the New Oaths, &c. Lond. 1690. 
The Author was Rob. Jenkin, chaplain to his L d ship. — 

There is in y e Bodlejan Library an unpublish'd Greek Scholiast upon 
Aristophanes 's Lysistratus ; some things whereof are printed in the 

30 Notes of Kuster to Suidas. — Some seasonable & Serious Queries 
upon y e Late Act against Conventicles. 1670. 4 to . Bp. Barlow was told 
(by one who should know) that M r . Loekier, a Non-Conformist-Minister 
was Author of this Seditious Pamphlett. after w ch he fled beyond Sea. 
— A Commentary upon the Present Condition of the Kingdom, and it's 
melioration. 1677. Pen, then an Anabaptist, now a Quaker, was sup- 
pos'd to be y e Author. — A short Answer to several Questions pro- 
posed to a Gentleman of Quality &c. shewing the Author's Judgment 
cone. y e Publick Exercise of several Religions &c. Lond. 1678. 4 to . 
Bp. Barlow was inform'd that y e Author was S r . John Monson of Lincoln- 

4° shire. — Tragi-Comcedia Oxoniensis — 4 to . The Author M r . John Car- 
ricke of X* Church. — On Friday Morning (being the 16 th ) died the 
Dutchess of Norfolk. — M r . Gibson, one of the Attorney's in the L d . 
Mayor's Court is made Town-Clerk of y e City of London. There was 
neither Whigg nor Tory appear'd in y e Election, & my L d . Mayor (to 
his immortal Hon r ) manag'd all things w tb great Impartiality, notw th - 
standing his son's being one of the Candidates. — Aristotelis & Platonis 
Graecorum Interpretum typis hactenus editorum brevis conspectus, per 
P. Labbseum. Par. 4*0. 'twill be of admirable use either in cataloguing 
of the Translators of these two Authors, or giving a Relation of their 

5° Works. 

Nov. 17-20.] VOLUME V, PAGES 157-171. 


The Rebells Plea— 1660. By M r . Tomkins. — A needfull Corrective or 
Ballance in Popular Government — 4*°. 'twas writ by S r Hen. Fane, at least 
by his Advise and Approbation. — De Monarchia Absoluta Dissertatio Politica. 
Oxon. 1659. The Author was Ed. Bagshaiv Stud, of XK Ch. — D r . Homack 
was Author of y e Pamphlett call'd — Aronbimnucha, or, Antidote to cure the 
Calamities of their trembling for Fear of the Arke. Lond. 1663. 4 to . — Oxonium 
Poema. Oxon, 1667, per F. F. i.e. F. Fernon (of Ch: Ch:) 4 to . — The Con- 
flagration of London Poetically delineated. Lond. 1667. The Author D r . Sim 
Ford, who also writ London's Remains in Latin & English. He was Minister at 
Northampton, and once of the Presbyterian interest in the Rebellion, but he 10 
turn'd afterwards. In the year 1668 He publish'd Londini Renascentis Imago 
Poetica. — The Elegy on the Death of M r . James Bristow, Fellow of All 
Souls, Oxon. 1667. 4 to , was written by Ed. Palmer, commoner of Queen's Col. 
& Son of S r Ed. Palmer. — Irenaei Philadelphi Epistola, ad Renatum Veridseum, 
in qua aperitur mysterium iniquitatis novissime in Anglia redivivum, & excuti- 
tur liber Josephi Halli, quo asseritur Episcopatum esse Juris Divini. Eleuther- 
opoli, 1 64 1. 4 0 . Auctor hujus libri, seu potius libelli famosi fuit P. Molinsei 
Alius medicus Lond. qui a Patre venerando penitus rejectus hue se, & vitia 
simul transtulit. — Episcopacy, not abjured in his Majestie's Realme of Scot- 
land. 1 64 1. 4 t0 . 'Twas written by Maxwell Bp. of Killaly in Ire- 20 

land, and before Bp. of Rosse. — A Discoverie concerning Puritans — 1641. 
The Author John Ley, Pastor of Budworth in Cheshire ; who also writ, The 
Defensive Doubts against the Oath in the New Canons. — The Key to y e King's 
Cabinet, Oxon. 1645. 4 to was writ by D r . Tho. Browne, sometimes Student of 
X 1 Ch. — The Unlawfullness of Subjects taking up Armes against their Sove- 
raigne, in what case soever — 1643. The Author Dudley Diggs, Fellow of All- 
Souls, Oxon. — The Relation of the Battle at Newbury Sept. 20. 1643. was 
writ by the L d . George Digby. — In the Story of Thebes compiled by John 
Lidgate, pag. 374. at y e End of Chaucer's Works, is a Testimony of Martianus 
Capella ; w ch y e Gentleman of Cambridge (of Queen's Col. viz. M r . Wasse) who 30 
is publishing Capella anew should remember to put down among y e Testimonia. 
— The Character of a London Diurnal — 1644. 4*°, was writ by Jo: Cleveland 
Cant. — Parliam ts Power in Lawes for Religion — Author D r . Heylin. Oxon, 
1645. 4 to. _ The Life of S r . Hen. Gage. Oxon. 1645. The Author Ed. Wal- 
singham a Papist, and under-Secretary to y e L d . George Digby, principal Secre- 
tary of State. — The Great Assizes holden in Parnassus, by Apollo and his 
Assessors. Lond. 1645. 4 to . The Author George Wither. — A Petition to his 
Majesty of y 9 Three Revolting Counties in y e West, Wilts, Somerset, and 
Devon &c. Lond. 1645. 4 t0 . 'Tis a spurious Bratt, bred and borne at 
London, as appears clearly by that Rebellious Language it speaks ; w ch was not 4 o 
y e Language of Devon, or Wilts, but of Westminster. — A Brief Relation of y e 
Present Troubles in England, translated out of French. Oxon. 1645. The 
Translator Tho. Tully. — A Corrector of y e Answer to the Speech out of 
Doors, &c. Edinb. 1646. 4 to . The Author supposed to be Hen. Martin. — 
An unhappy Game at Scotch and English, &c. Edinb. 1646. 4 to . Supposed to 
be writ by Lieut.-Col. John Lilburne. 'Twas burn'd at Lond. in Nov. 1646. — 
Absalon & Achitophel in Latin. The Author D r . Atterbury. — A Discourse 
cone. Prayer Extempore— 1646. D r . Jer. Taylor Author. The Short Censure 
of y e Book of W. P. entit. The University of Oxford's Plea, — 1648. 4*°, was 
writ either by D r . Allestrey or Rob. Waring. Qusere ? — ... A Word to Will. 50 
Prynne Esqr. &c. Lond. 1649. The Author Hen. Martin. — ... 

]STov. 20 (Tu.). On Friday last in the Evening the Committe of 
Elections went again on that of S*. Albans, & finish'd in favour of S r . 
Hen. Killigrew against — Gape, Esq r . the sitting Member. The Man- 
ager^ of the Election caus'd a great many warm speeches, especially on 
acc* of the Dutchess of Marlborough's Intermeddling. — In pag. 372 of 



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Phil, a Turres Monumenta Veteris Antij are several things concerning 
Pliny the Younger' s Epistles, w ch must be made use of in a new Edition 
of y* Author. — I have been told, by one that knows, that M r . Wilkinson 
Minister of Lawrence Waltham in Berks being a Person inclin'd to y e 
Study of English Antiquities, had collected a great many things of y* 
nature, w ch would be of use in a new Edition of Ca?nden; but he cannot 
tell to whom they came after his death, or where they now are 1 . — In 
pag. 7 of y e said Monumenta Vet. Antij is a Note cone. Valerius Antias, 
the Antient Roman Historian, (so often quoted, & sometimes condemned, 
io by Livy) his going to Rome. In pag. 15. He quotes a MS* Dissertation 
of Hieronymus Aleander Junior, wherein he show'd in opposition to Lip- 
sius that extenuatas and attenuatas in Livy is not to be chang'd into 
extaeniatas. He promises there to give a more full relation of this Diss. & 
y e other MSS. of Aleander in another Place. Quaere whether he ever per- 
form'd his promise, & whether y e Diss, was ever yet printed ? The said 
Aleander also made an Addition to Sirmondus's Comment upon y e In- 
scription of Scipio Barbatus. See there pag. 27. Quaere whether this 
was ever printed ? In p. 66 he tells us that Fabrettus died the 7 th of y e 
Ides of Febr. An. 1700. in y e 80 th year of his Age, leaving an excell* 
20 Work, w cb he had began, unfinish'd, viz. Descriptio Agri Romani aniiqui, 
for compiling of w cl1 he had collected a vast treasure of Materials, & pre- 
par'd a most accurate Map, & several excell* Tables besides. There was 
nothing of it digested. Quaere where his Adversaria are reposited ? — 

Today being at M r . AbeH's Chamber of Merton-Co\. he was pleas'd to 
shew me the following Roman Coyns, viz. . . . 

[Here follow the descriptions of eight coins; at pp. 175-6 of five other coins, 
and at p. 177 of two more.] 

Nov. 21 (Wed.). I am told by a Person, who well knows, having rec d 
it from his own Mouth, that D r . Kennett designs to give at large, in a 
30 Work he is now consulting, all the material Inscriptions in any Church 
w oh belong'd to some Religious House in England. — 

The Inscription on y e monum* of M r . Rich. Walker, buried in S*. 
Michael's Church in Oxon : 

Hie I Juxta Parentis sui Exuvias | situs est | Ricardus Walker hujusce urbis 
oenopola j notissimus | et ob | singularem erga Hospites Humanitatem | Libe- 
ram erga pauperes Munificentiam, j Eximiam erga amicos Benevolentiam, | 
Summam erga Cognatos Pietatem, | Debitam & Academiae, & Ecclesiae 
Reverentiam, Desideratissimus. | De omnibus, quibus innotuit | Bene meritus 
est; Prae omnibus, de Johanne Freeman | e sororum una nepote ; | Quern, 
40 liberorum expers utut bis maritus, | Filij loco vivens habuit, | Haeredem 
moriens reliquit. | Haeres ille | Accepti beneficij memor | monumentum hoc 
poni curavit. | Obijt decimo die Nov. 1704. aet. suae 52. 

This Inscription was made by the Ingenious M r . Alsop of X t Church, 
& was communicated to me by my singular Good Friend D r . Hudson. — 
The New Edition of Euclid's Works w ch came out at the Theatre in 
fol. in D r . Gregory's name, was chiefly owing to the Care of the Learned 
D r . Hudson, who at y e Request of D r . Aldridge, Dean of X* Church, sub- 
mitted to be a joynt Editor of that Book, it being agreed upon at y e 
Dean's, That D r . Gregory should see y* y e mathematical things were 

1 (N.B. Peter Le Neve Esq. had many of them. Tho. Hearne June 4. 1732.) 

Nov. 20-21.] VOLUME V, PAGES 171-183. 

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Right, & D r . Hudson should take care of the Greek and Lett. Text in all 
other regards, w c k he effectually perform'd, first by settling the Greek 
Text, w cJl he corrected and supply'd in many Places, by the Assistance of 
MSS. and printed Copies in y e Publick Library, and first of all with 
abundance of Pains transcrib'd the Phcenomena out of an old MS* and 
accurately prepar'd it for the Press, having been never publish'd before. 
2. As to the Latin Version, it cost him a great deal of time in y e Books 
following the first 6 (w cl1 were published by S r . Hen. Savile and judg'd to 
need no Emendations, w ch the D r , (relying too much upon D r . Gregory^ 
found he was mistaken in ; for in y e Publick Library the Version of those 10 
Books are all along mended by D r . Bernard with great Skill and Judgm*) 
in making use of D r . Bernard's Emendations of y e version in most of y e 
Book, especially in y e Data ; and afterwards adjusting the Version of 
those Parts w cl1 D r . Bernard had not touch't to the Original Text. (3) 
The chief Part of correcting the whole in Greek (w ch D r . Gregory knew 
nothing of) lay upon him, as also the Latin in a great measure. (4) D r . 
Hudson, supposing y* he should be joyn'd w tb y e D r . in the Dedication 
( w ch Dedication D r . H. by himself made an offer of to y e Dean of X* 
Church, not doubting of D r . Gregory's Concurrence w th him) when that 
was to be drawn up, he mentioning something about it to D r . Gregory, 20 
the s d D r . told him, yt he had nothing to do w th that, and moreover 
added to w* purpose should he have his Name to a Book of Mathematicks 
w°h he did not pretend to : to w ch D r . H. replyed, He had as good reason 
to have his Name to a Book as Mathematical, as D r . Gregory had to a 
Book quatenus Greek. Upon this, D r . H. at y e Request of D r . Wallis and 
D r . Mill was content to let him have the sole Honour of it, upon these 
two considerations, first y* D r . Gregory having Children might have all 
the Dean's Gratuity for y e Dedication, w c]l prov'd to be twenty Guineas 
to y e D r ' s son. Secondly that he might do S r . Hen. Savile 's Professor 
y e utmost Honour, tho' he was sensible D r . Gregory deserv'd none. The 30 
Dedication of this Book was writ by one of y e Students of Christ Church. 
The Preface w ch is most of it but indifferent Stuff was first drawn up by 
D r . Gregory himself, and afterwards mended (as to the gross faults of it) 
by some other Hand. W* is said of D r . Hudson was penn'd by D r . Mill, 
who promis'd to do it when he prevail'd with D r . H. to yield to D r . Gregory. 
W* relates to Euclid's Musica was drawn up by D r . Wallis, and printed 
verbatim as y e s d D r . Wallis had done it. 'Tis true D r . Gregory has men- 
tion'd the Assistance of D r . Wallis, but in the same place has not been so 
ingenuous (resolving to act y e Scotch Man all along) as to acquaint his 
Reader yt w* follow'd was D r . Wallis 's own words, w ch indeed should 40 
have been distinguish'd by commas (as y e Printers call y m ) at the side, as 
was but highly reasonable, seeing D r . Wallis had y e chief care of it, D r . 
Gregory beeing at London w n 'twas printed. Memorandum that when D r . H. 
was so kind as to yield the whole Honour of y e Dedication & consequently 
of y e Edition to him, he told D r . G. that he hop'd his contending for y* 
point & carrying of it, would not be made use of as an Argument why 
D r . H. should not have an equal share with him y e s d D r . G. in w* y e 
Curators of the Press should allow for y e Pains taken in the Edition of 
this work. D r . G. then protested to D r . H. y* he never design'd any thing 
else but that they should be equal sharers. Yet after this (to shew yet 5° 



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more fully how perfect a Scotch man he was) he made Interest to several 
of y e Curators to have a great many more Copies allow' d him than D r . H. 
w ch by the under-hand dealing of D r . Charlett (the known Patron of the 
Scotch Men) he at last effected, D r . H. never troubling himself to 
represent w* he had done to y e Curators. This is every tittle true, & may 
be rely'd upon, it coming from D r . H. himself. Here also it must be 
remembred that D r . Hudson first put M r . Milks upon Cyrill (whereof 
I have given an Acc t in one of these Vols, already) procuring him Books 
collated w t}l MSS. from the Bp. of Norwich, &c. — I was told by D r . 

?o Hudson, who had it from M r . Halley, that S r . Isaac Newtons Lectures, 
w ch ne reac j w hen Mathematick Professor at Cambridge, are kept in 
Trinity Coll. Library in Cambridge, and yt some Scotch men, (who 
would make a great Figure in Mathematical Learning) got access to 
them, & transcrib'd abundance of things out of them, w cli afterwards 
they publish'd as their own Inventions, getting Credit and Reputation in 
ye World by stealing another man's Works, w th out any manner of 
Acknowledging — In y e first Edition of M r . John KeiVs Lectures, there 
were abundance of Faults as to y e Mathematicks, w ch the s d John was 
friendly told of by M r . Halley and others, w ch he has since corrected in 

20 the 2 d Edition. It may here likewise be observ'd that Men well skill'd in 
Mathematicks scruple not to say that D r . Gregory has stole most of his 
Astronomy from Isaac Newton, whom he has mention'd w th some little 
acknowledgm* but not so often as he should have done : w ch as 'tis said 
has put S r . Isaac on a new Edition of his Principia Sfc. — 

I was told that my L d Haversham made y e first Speech in y e H. of L ds for 
Bringing over y e Princess Sophia & the Young Prince of Hanover, & y* he was 
seconded by the Earl of Anglesey, to whom reply'd the L ds Somers & Hallifax, 
who were answer'd by the Earls of Nottingham & Rochester. One of these 
Noble Lords said in his Speech that he had observ'd from our English His- 
30 torians that when ever y e next successor happen'd to be out of y e Kingdom, at 
y e Death of any King or Queen, they never came to y 8 Crowne, and that in 
the time of either Rich, or Edw. II. a Famous Bp. of Sarum (w ch was men- 
tion'd purposely to glance upon y e present Bp. of Sarum) was us'd to maintain 
that unvoluntary oaths did not oblige, w ch (sayd that noble L d ) is a Doctrine 
he had heard preach'd w th in those Walls. Next y e Earl of Devon made a 
speech shewing the Great Charges it put y e Kingdom to in maintaining the 
Port & Grandeur of y e s d Princess : To w ch a certain L d reply'd, That tho' a 
Young Woman was very Expensive to keep (as y e Earl of Devon has found 
by Experience) yet a little matter would serve to keep an old one. — 

40 In P. a Turrets Mon. Vet. Antij are divers things cone. Josephus, w ch 
will be of use to him y* shall put out a new Edition of that Author. This 
Author in pag. 134. of his Mon. has a laudable Character of Montfaucon 
and Mabillon ; especially for their Travells in order to consult Greek 
MSS. &c. In pag. 136. He has an Excels Emendation of Eulropius\ 
the want of w c]l made Lazius committ a great Blunder in lib. 5. de Rep. 
Rom. as is there discours'd of at large. — Commodianus the Poet, who 
flourished in the time of Constantine the Gr. was first publish'd by Rigal- 
tius, an. 1650. See there pag. 162. In pag. 163. He tells us that 
Hieronymus Aleanders Philological Dissertations are in Bibliotheca Bar- 

50 berina. He has there publish'd some things from them concerning 
Mithra. In pag. 168. is a laudable Account of D r . Hyde's Hisioria 

Nov. 21-22.] 

VOLUME V, PAGES 183-200. 


Religionis veterum Persarum &c. In pag. 222. He tells us that Hiero- 
nymus Aleander, the Younger, writ a short Dissertation upon the VHI^b 
of the Kalends of Jan. of the old Kalendar (or the 25 th of December as we 
reckon) w ch is now extant, amongst his Adversaria in Cardinal Bar- 
ber ine's Library, & publish'd by Turre in this Work pag. 223. but, he 
farther adds, that his intire Comment upon the old Kalendar is quite lost, 
& yt to prevent the like Fate to his other Writings Justus Fontaninus 
design'd to publish them in his Scrip/ores Forojulienses. In pag. 243. is 
an Observation upon Dionys. Halicarnass. — Joan. Antonius As/onus 
writ an Elegant Dissertation upon y e Image of Pronto, w cl1 he afterwards 10 
publish'd. That Image, with other Aquileian Monuments, is now pre- 
serv'd at Venice. See there pag. 291. In pag. 296. he cites a Collection 
of Inscriptions made by Capodaleus. W* are they, and who was this 
Capodaleus? In pag. 290. It seems this Capodaleus's Xtian Name was 
Joseph, and that he writ a Book in Italian call'd Udine Illustrata, w cl1 is 
publish'd. Besides w cLl he likewise compos'd the s d Collection of Inscrip- 
tions, which P. a Turre has acknowledg'd to have made use of, the 
original Copy sent him as he was writing these Monumenta. These In- 
scriptions relate to Aguileja. In pag. 331. He relates yt y e first who 
collected Inscriptions was Joannes Marcanova, w cl1 was an. 1465. He 20 
there quotes a Passage out of the Original at Venice. . . . 

Nov. 22 (Th.). The Upper House of Convocation having sent down 
their Address (w ch they design'd to present Her Majesty for Her Speech) to 
have their Concurrence, D r . Freeman was so much taken with it, that he stood 
up and made a Speech, desiring that they would Address the Upper House for 
it, and he was seconded by D r . Kennett ; upon w ch one of y e others desired 
that D r . Freeman and D r . Kennett might be Address'd also for this their Hearty 
Zeal against y e Church, w ch they thought in no Danger, notw th standing the 
Extraordinary Favours shew'd to all manner of Dissenters, & the great Dis- 
couragement of all Worthy Men who were real Friends of y e Church, &c. — 30 

D r . Gardiner, Warden of All-Souls ; being, it seems, the only Person 
of the Doctors, who voted in Oxon lately against M r . Lloyd's Accumu- 
lating the Degrees of Bach, and D r . of Divinity, D f . Kejtneft sent him 
a Letter, expostulating the matter with him, and desiring his Reasons, 
being, as he said, continually ask'd about it, by Persons who were 
amaz'd at it, thinking a Doctor should have more sense and Discretion 
than a Young Master of Arts, especially too one yt was Custos Archi- 
vorum & should understand the Customs & Privileges of the University 
better than others, & conseqtly presently see yt the Reason alledg'd 
relating to y e Parliamt did not concern the University. D r . Gardiner 40 
soon after writ an Answer, giving his Reasons at full, and granting him 
Liberty to print y e Letter, if he thought it might prevent any farther 
Inquiry. — In the Ashmolean Museum is a Collection of Epitaphs in 
the County of Berks, made by M r . Ashmole in the year 1666, & written 
in 3 fol. Volumes. Number d in y e Cat. 7057. w ch is 850, &c. as they 
stand in the Mus. Look into these Volumes for y 6 Inscriptions in the 
Church of Shottesbrooke. — The Design of Christianity &c. By Edw. 
Fowler, Minister of God's Word at Northil in Bedfordshire. Lond. 167 1. 
8°. Bp. Barlow was told by one, who seem'd to know it, that Fowler 
was not the Author, but one Godman of Hatfeild in Essex. — Sure- 5° 
Footing in Christianity Examin'd, by G. H. i.e. Huish sometime of 

9 2 


[1705 : 

Pembrooke-Co\. in Oxon. {Lond. 1668. 8°.) — The Principles and 
Practices of certain Moderate Divines of the Church of England (greatly 
misunderstood) truly Represented and Defended. Lond. 1670. 8°. This 
Discourse is a Justification of a Latitudinarian (the word was first 
hatch'd at Cambridge) against y e Zealous Nonconformists, and it looks 
so like some Discourses of D r . Hen. Moore of that University, that Bp. 
Barlow thought at first he might be Author of it ; but he was afterward 
inform'd from Cambridge (by those who should know) that one M r . 
Fowler (the same is mention'd above) an Oxford man, was Author 

10 of this Discourse. — Quakerism is Paganism, &c. By W. P. (i.e. 
Russell) Lond. 1674. 8°. — Inscriptions 1 in the Church of Shottesbrooke 
in the County of Berks. [202-210.] ... — In one of M r . Ashmole's MSS. 
cone. Berks I found a Letter from M r . Tho. Wilkinson, Minister of 
Laurence- Waltham, to M r . Ashmole giving an Account of a Plate dug 
up in the Church of Laurence Wallham, whereon were Armes, w ch are 
Blazon'd by M r . Wilkinson. — The Dutchess of Norfolk left all y e 
Estate w ch belong'd to y e Peterburgh Family to her Husband S r . John 
Germaine) but her Joynture, w ch was 2000 lib s . per an. returns to y e 
Norfolk Family. — The Duke of Argyle is to be created a Peer of this 

20 Realme & to have the Title of Baron or Earl of Bristol '; tho' 'tis said 
the IA Digby's Family claime the same, & that his Gr. will have some 
other Title. — 

On y e 19 th & 20 th the L ds were upon the State of the Nation (the pre- 
sent at all y e Debates) & a Bill is ordered to be brought in for the more effec- 
tual securing the Succession of the Crowne in the House of Hanover by 
appointing the ensueing great Ministers & Officers of the Crown to administer 
the Government as L ds Justices in case of the Q^f Demise till the next suc- 
cessor arrives in the Kingdom, viz. the ArchbP. of Cant, in time being the L d 
High Admiral the L d Chancellor or Keeper of the Great Seal Lord Treasurer 
30 & L d Presid* of the Council L d Steward of Her Maj ties Household & y e L d 
Ch. Justice of England. 

The Address of the Upper House of Convocation to her Majesty. [213-220.] 

M r . Tilly's Sermon, preach'd at Cairfax 5 th Nov. last, is newly 
publish'd, & there is prefix'd a Preface vindicating himself upon Account 
of the Aspersions cast on him, & defying all they can do to him, & 
submitting his former Discourse to their Wills, being resolv'd to stand 
firm to his Principles w ch he thinks so usefull to y e Church of England. 
— The Buckler of State & Justice — Lond. 1673. 8°. The Author of 
this Ingenious & Judicious Tract was the Baron of Isola. — The 

40 History & Fate of Sacrilege, by S r . Hen. Spelman. Lond. 1698. 'tis an 
imperfect Work, being never finish'd by the Excellent Author. D r . 
Gibson publish'd his Posthumous Pieces, but this was left out, upon 
Account that some Gentlemen might be disgusted at some Relations in 
it. — When I went over to Shottesbrooke from Oxford in the year 1698, 
I lodg'd at M r . Cherry's, where I met with D r . Gibsons Transcript, w ch 
he had made from the Bodlejan Library (where 'tis amongst Bp. Barlow's 
MSS.) & I fairly transcrib'd it from that for M r . Cherry, who a little 
while after either writ a Preface himself, or else got some Body else (I 
believe D r . Kenneti) to do it, and so sent it to y e Press, & 'twas printed 

50 from my Copy. — Pauli Colomesij Opuscula. Par. 1668. 8°. . .There 
1 See also in Ashmole's Inscriptions of Berks Vol. 1. p. 289. 

Nov. 22-23.] 

VOLUME V, PAGES 200-229. 


is an intire Chapter about Livy, the Title whereof is (Ch. xvii.) An Titi 
Livij Imagines Patavince digitum ori appressum habeant ? — A Serious 
and Compassionate Enquiry into the Causes of the present Neglect and 
Contempt of y e Protestant Religion and Church of England, Lond. 1674. 
8°. D r . Goodman (formerly of Cambridge, then a Country Minister) was 
Author of this Inquiry. But whoever was the Author, he was a feirce 
Remonstrant, highly confident (ne quid pejus dicatur) & sufficiently 
Ignorant. — In D r . Hudson's Copy of Tanaquil Faber's Edition of 
Anacreon at y e End he has added these References — vid. Canteri Novas 
Lectiones 1. v. c. 7. & 1. 2. c. 13. Vid. Fabri notas ad Longinum. vid. 10 
Fabri Epist. p. 292. 

[Notes on Livy from Tho. Bartholini de Armillis vet. (Amst. 1676) and 
Stephens' Schediasmata.] 

I must read over Giffanius's Index to Lucretius to see whether there 
be any Emendations of Livy there or Illustrations. D r . Hudson has it 
from whom I have borrow'd it. — A Letter to a Deist. Lond. 1677. 8°. 
The Author Bp. Stilling fleet. — The Triumphs of Rome over despised 
Protestancy. Lond. 1667. 80. The Author D r . Geo. Hall Bp. of Chester. 
— . . . Whereas 'tis s d above by M r . Ashmole in y e Epitaphs of Shottes- 
brooke that S r . John Trussel & Maud his wife founded the Church of 20 
Shottesbrook, I cannot tell w* Authority he had for it. I find indeed 
that S r . W m . Trussel founded the college of Shottesbrooke & a Chantry 
here, but there was w^out doubt a Parish Church before. — Sallust 
corrected in Giffanius's Index to Lucretius — voc. anquirere. Catullus 
in voc. antistare. Q. Curtius also in y e same word. Virgil & Bede in 
voc. aqua. 

Nov. 23 (Fri.). Faith vindicated from Possibility of Falshood. Lovain, 
1667. 8°. The Author of this Apocryphal Pamphlett (w ch is an im- 
pertinent Piece of Error & Metaphysical Nonsense) was M r . Will. 
Serjeant (the same who writ Sure-Footing) who was first (really or in 30 
shew) a Protestant, & Secretary to D r . Morton Bp. of Durham, & then 
turn'd Papist. — Discursus Divinissimus de Polygamia, Auctore Joanne 
Lysero. Friburgi, 1676. 8°. In relation to w ch it must be observ'd, 
1. That Bernardinus Ochinus (an Italian, borne at Siena in Tuscany, 
first a Friar, then turn'd Protestant, then an Apostate &c.) writt two 
Dialogues, for Polygamy in Italian, w cl1 were translated into Latin by 
Sebast. Castalio, then into English, and printed London 1657. 2. Beza 
answered Ochinus's Dialogues Tractat. de Polygamia &c. Genev. 1587. 8°. 

3. A Booke was printed in 1674, w th this Title: Discursus Politicus de 
Polygamia, per Theophilum AlethcEum &c. & much of it out of Ochinus. 40 

4. Now this Discursus Divinissimus (above mention'd) is onely the said 
Discursus Politicus, &c. w th Additions &c. 5. Lyserus came, & B[r]ought 
his Books to London w ch (in Febr. 1675) were seis'd on by the Right 
Rev d Hen. Compton L d . Bp. of London, & at his Intreaty the King 
banish'd Lyserus. . . . 

Bonasus Vapulans, &c. Lond. 1672. 8°. The Author Hen. Hickman of 
Magd. Coll. — A Letter from a Protestant Gentleman to a Lady revolted to 

Nov. 23. Kent to H. Can't get the coins. What writers on Mystical 
Divinity ? Does the non-compliance of the invalidly deprived Fathers make 



[1705 : 

y e Church of Rome. Lond. 1678. The Author D r . Arth. Horneck. — A Reply- 
to y e Answer of the Catholique Apology. 1668. The Author Pugh a Welch- 
man. — Discourse cone. y e Spirituality and Simplicity of New-Testam 1 Wor- 
ship. Lond. 1667. 8°. The Author M r . Wilson a Non-Conformist. He liv'd 
ab* Chester. He was also Author of Nehushtana, or A sober and Peaceable 
Discourse cone. y e Abolishing of Things abused to Superstition and Idolatry. 
Lond. 1668. 8°. — Vindicatio Generalis & Specialis Librorum Apocryphorum & 
Veteris & Novi Testamenti. Lubecx 1638. Auctore Hen. Lemmichio. Most or 
all of it is taken out of the Learned John Reynolds's Book de libris Apocryphis, 

10 w th out any Acknowledging — Sacrilegious Desertion of the Holy Minstery 
Rebuk'd, &c. 1672. 8°. The Author M r . Baxter. — A Prospect of the State 
of Ireland from y e year of y e World 1756 to the year of X* 1652. Lond. 1682. 
8°. The Author P. W. i.e. Walsh. — A Defence of Humane Learning in the 
Ministry. By H. Th. (i.e. Thurman) St. of Ch. Ch. Oxon. 1660. S°.—Prodro- 
mus, or the Character of M r . Sherlock's Book called, A Discourse of the Know- 
ledg of Jesus X 1 . Lond. 1674. 8°. The Author S. R. i.e. Samuel Rowles, a 
Non-Conformist. — Acta Sanctorum Apostolorum [ad] literam explicata, per 
Carolum Mariam Du Veil. Lond. 1684. Auctor iste fuit primo gente & reli- 
gione Judseus, dein Papista, postea (Roma relicta) reformatus, & tandem Ana- 

20 baptista Haereticus. — Prologus de Coma. The Author was Salmasius. N.B. 
Joan. Rossus Warivicensis in Historia sua MS. in Will. Rufo, queritur de Seculi 
sui (vixit sub Ed. 4. Anglice, & sub initio Hen. 7. fatis cessit) viris, quod comam 
nimirum alebant — Nonne etiam adinventiones hominum malum aliquod futurum 
minantur ; longitudine crinium faciem in Baptismo Sanctis Crucis signo signatam 
abscondunt, pudenda palam faciunt, de <vitijs ?ion pudent, &c. — Iho. Godden was 
Author of the Just Discharge to D r . Stillingfleet'j unjust Charge of Idolatry 
against y e Ch. of Rome. Par. 1677. 8°. As also of Catholicks no Idolaters. — 
The Life of Bp. Bedell was writt by D r . Burnett the Scotch Bp. of Sarum. — 
Velitationes Polemics : or, Polemical short Discussions of certain particular & 

30 select Questions. By J. D. i.e. John Doughty, formerly of Merton Col. Oxon. — 
... A Manual of Controversies. By H. T. (i.e. Hen. Turbervill, Priest.) Doway, 
1654. 8°. — Observations, Censures, &c. on the 12, 13, & 14 Chapters of 
Hobbs's Leviathan. Lond. 1657. 8°. The Author W. Lucy Bp. of S 4 . David's. 
— Judicium Discretions, or A just and necessary Apology for The People's 
Judgment of Private Discretion &c. Lond. 1667. 8°. By M r . Wilson, the 
Non-Conformist. — The Presbyterians unmask'd. Lond. 1676. 8°. The Author 
Sam. Thomas. 

A Private Letter of Satisfaction to a Friend cone. (1) The Sleep of the 
Soul. (2) The State of the Soul after Death, 'till the Resurrection. (3) 
40 The Reason of the Seldom appearing of Separate Spirits. (4) Prayer for 
departed Souls whether Law r full or no. 1667. 8°. Cone. w ch in the Be- 
ginning of y e Copy in y e Bodl. Library, Bp. Barlow has made this 
Remark : 

us all guilty of Schism ? H. to Dr. T. Smith. Wanted, a more accurate 
History of Hen. VII I's reign than that of Strype or Burnet. Points out an 
alleged error of the latter re the Ordination Book of 1550. Is pleased with 
Redi's Dissertation on Spectacles ; is now of opinion that it can't be inferred 
from the Preface to the Bible that spectacles were not in use in England 
before. Looks forward to the publication of Smith's Life of Dee. Kennett 
is making a collection of epitaphs in all such churches in England as belonged 
to religious houses, and has taken those of Shottesbrooke. H. has transcribed 
the copy in Ashmole's Epitaphs in Berks, and will compare them with the 
originals : he has copies of the Cartularies concerning the foundation of the 
College by Sir W. Trussell, formerly in the hands of Mr. Stephen Edwards, 
but now of Mr. Cherry. A mistake in Ashmole pointed out. 

Nov. 23-24.] VOLUME V, PAGES 229-250. 


Literis hhce privatis (jam juris publici factis) Author (quisquis demum fuerit) 
effuso 'uerborum non bene cohserentium flumine, Rhetorem agit potius quam Theo- 
logum, aut subacti judicij Philosophum. Conjidentia in asserendo satis <valida utitur, 
consequentijs in probando non item • adeo ut rudi popello aut Philosophorum plebi 
nonnihil forte suadere potest ; sed doctis, qui non ex affectu sed judicio, non ex uer- 
borum turba fastwve, sed ex prxmissis de conclusione judicant, satisfacere non 
potest. Qui serio leget {n't meus me fallit animus) juxta mecum sentiet. 

It must be here noted that M r . Milks (the same I mean that has his 
Name to S*. Cyrilt) soon after the last Act that was celebrated in Oxon 
in 1703 writt a Letter to M rs . Brace-Girdle (one of the Actresses) giving 10 
her great Encomiums (as having himself been often to see Plays Acted 
whilst they continued here) upon Account of her Excell* Qualifications, 
& persuading her to give over this loose way of Living and betake her 
self to such a Kind of Life as was more innocent and would gain her 
more Credit. W* Effects this Letter had I cannot tell ; tho' I believe it 
did not answer his Design, it being certain she continu'd the same Course 
of Life afterwards. 

Nov. 24 (Sat.). The D. of Argyle's Titles are settled, and he is to be 
Baron of Chatham and Earle of Greenwich. — M r . Addison has just 
publish'd Travells through some Parts of Italy in 1701, 1702, 1703. — In 20 
the 16 of E. 3. S r . John Trussell 1 wrote himself of Acton & his Brother 
Will, of Cublesdon ; & bore for his Armes Or frette gules, with a Besant on 
each joynt of 'y e Frette, & for his Crest an Asses Head couped, issuing out of a 

Epitaphs in Whitewaltham Church, in Berks, as M r . Ashmole took y ra 
ab* y e year 1660. [242-246.] . . . 

Errour non-plust, or D r . Stilling fleet shown to be y e Man of no Prin- 
ciples. 1673. The Author M r . Serjeant. — Patronus Bonse Fidei, in 
causa Puritanorum, contra Hereticos Anglos. 1672. 8°. The Author 
Lewis du Moulin, the Physitian, who was imprison'd for publishing this 30 
Book, but set at Liberty a few days after. — . . . Observations upon a 
Treatise entituled Of Humane Reason. Lond. 1675. 12°. The Author 
was M r . Edw. Stephens of Glocestershire, who has writ a great many other 
small Pieces, several of w clx are in y e Bodlejan Library. They are most 
very hard to be got, he printing them at his own Charge, & so having 
but a very few (sometimes not above 30 or 40) Copies. — An Account 
of D r . Still's late Book against the Church of Rome, &c. 1672. 8°. The 
Author was one Father Canes an English Man, and a Franciscan Frier, 
and was afterwards reprinted by him in a Pamphlett by him publish'd, 
with this Title : T<a Ka6o\ii«x> Stillingfleeton, or An Account given to a 40 
Catholick Friend, &c. Bruges 1672, who also writ Fiat lux. This 
Account is the first pt of that Book, call'd Ta> Kad. &c. — 

The Ancient Rites, and Monuments of the Monastical & cathedral 
Church of Durham, publish'd by fohn Davies of Kidwelly. Lond. 1672. 
8«. Before the Copy in y e Publick Library Bp. Barlow has put this 

Liber hie omnino apocryphus, nvaapqs legendx putidse, plurimum, 'verse His- 
toric (praxi &> cultu monachorum superstitioso exceptis) parum habet ; adeo ut 

1 Dugd. H. ofWarw-sh. p. 538. 

9 6 


[1705 : 

mirari subit inscitiam ejus qui condidit, imprudentiam ejus qui edidit, (Sr 5 dftXeyjriav 
negligentiam {<veritati &*> Ecclesise Anglic anae, damnosam) ejus qui prselo per- 

— A Letter from M r . Ralph Thoresby to M r . Llhuwyd of the Musceum. 
1 Reverend Sir, 

I have not had the Satisfaction of a line from you of a long time, nor 
has anything occurr'd here worthy your notice, except you will please so to 
account of a late discovery of some Roman Coyns found at Clifton near Edling- 
ton 3 miles from Doncaster, the Roman Danum, where the Prsefectus Equitum 

10 Crispinianorum resided. They were found by some Labourers so near the 
High-way that the Cart-Tracks had almost bared the Top of the urn. Upon 
further search they found another Theca Nummaria both full of the Roman 
Copper Coyns, which were mostly of Gallienus, Victorinus, & of Tetricus & his 
Son, tho' there were some few also of Salonina, Posthumus & Cuintilius. Some 
of them appear very fair now y* they are cleansed from the Rust contracted 
by lying so many Ages in the Earth. These tho' they have not added one 
Emperor, yet have made considerable Addition to y e Variety of Reverses in 
my Collection. So that I have now above 30 of Gallienus all different, one of 
his w th LIBERO Patri CONS. AVG. & Posthumus's COS. V. (w ch my Edition 

20 of Occo has not) are the most remarkable of any that have come to y e sight of 

S r , Your most humble Serv*, 

Ralph Thoresby. 

Leedes, 19th No<v r . 1705. 
I have inclos'd one of them w ch I beg your Acceptance of. 

At the same time he writ a Letter to M r . Cavendish Nevil A.M. & 
Fellow of University Coll. w th two more of these Coyns ; the first is 
of Victorinus w ch has on the Reverse VIRTVS AVG. The other 
Tetricus Cces. w ch has on the Reverse SPES AVG. We have three of 
Victorinus the very same w tn this M r . Thoresby has sent, w cli are thus 

30 describ'd imp. c, victorinvs p. f. avg. Caput Radiatum. R. virtvs avg. 
Statua Militaris stans, dextra Hastam, sinistra Clypeum. The Tetricus 
is Tetricus Junior. We have in the Pub. Library Eleven w ch are the very 
same w th y* of M r . Thoresby 's w cn he has sent to M r . Nevil. The 
Description of w cn follows, c. pivesv. tetricvs caes. Caput radiatum. 
Reverse spes avgg. Dea spes. We have four in the Publick Library, w tn 
LiBERO p. cons. avg. & the Best Edition of Occo has [sic] of them. We 
have likewise one of Posthumus, with cos. v. The Best Edition of Occo 
has y* too. So y* I do not look upon M r . Thoresby s Collection relating 
to the Thirty Tyrants of any Extraordinary value. — Antiquitas Theo- 

40 logica Sf Genlilis. Or, Two Discourses, the first, cone. y e Original of 
Churches, & their Direct or Collateral Endowments. The second, Touch- 
ing the Religion of the Gentiles, their Temples, Priests, &c. Lond. 1670. 
8°. The Bp. of Lincoln (D r . Barlow) in the Copy in the Publick Library 
has made this note : 

Est hie Codex, (si <vel molem <vel 'virtutem species) mere libellulus : in quo nec 
per or at probe Auctor, nec disputat. Antiquitatem crepat, sed ignorat. Omnia hie, 
si rationem spectes, in'valida, confusa si methodum Trapopdfxara (ex incuria aut in- 
scitia) multa occurrunt. Adeo ut emendo pecuniam, legendo operant perdidi. Usee 
'volebam (Lector) nescius ne esses ; indicavi scopulum, ut tibi caveas &° naufragium 

50 fugias ,* ut infortunio meo doctus, sine pecuniae operse dispendio sapias. Vale. — 
Catholicks no Idolaters. 1672. 8°. The Author was T. Godwin (or 
Godden, 'tis an assumed Name) an English and Cambridge Man ; Confessor 
1 He is not in orders. 

Nov. 23-25.] VOLUME V, PAGES 250-265. 


or (at least) Preist or Chaplaine to Queen Catharine. D r . Barlow 
was told his Name was Tilden. M r . Thorndike (who is cited in the Title 
Page) left this for his Epitaph. Hie jacet Corpus Herberti Thornedike 
Prebendarij hujus Ecclesice, qui vivus veram Reformataz Ecclesice rationem 
§ modum precibus studijsque prosequebatur. Tu Lector requiem ei § beatam 
in Christo resurrectione?n precare. — Flavij Josephi de Jesu Dom. Testi- 
monium suppositum esse Tanaquilli Fabri Diatriba. 1654. 8°. Tis judi- 
ciously & learnedly Answered by Hen. Valesius in his notes to Eusebius's 
Hist. lib. i. cap. ii. p. 20. Col. 1. c. 2. A. — M r . Thoresby is now Writing 
The Antiquities of Leeds. 10 

[Notes on Livy from Voss. Observatt. ad P. Melam, lib. III. c. 1, and Ten- 
nulij Not. in Jamblichum, p. 157.] 

In y e Press now at Camb. M r . Whistons Essay or an Exposition of y e 
Revelations. The B p . of Worcester is an Assistant. S r . Isaac Newton's 
Algebra, D r . Bentley's Horace not to be finish'd till Xtmass come twelve- 
month. — Fontana has writ a Treatise on Vespasian 's Amphitheatre, who 
is now esteem'd one of y e Best of- y e Roman Architects. This Piece w 11 
M r . Addison was at Rome was unpublish'd : but I cannot tell whether it 
be come out since. — M r . Oddy of Cambridge is upon Dion Cassius, & 20 
designs to come to Oxon next Summer, w th an Intent, I suppose, to 
look after materials. Tho' I believe his Design to publish this Author 
will come to nothing, his character being not extraordinary for publishing 
Authors that I hear of. 

Nov. 25 (Sun.). In the Reign of King fames, D r . Plot upon y e 
Decease of D r . fames Warden of All-Souls Col. made Application to the 
Earl of Peterborough & S r . Edw. Hales, (who had then a great Influence 
upon y e King) to be Warden of y e said College ; but M r . Leopold ( William) 
(afterw ds D r .) Finch got y e start of him, & had y e Place conferr'd upon 
him before IX Plot's Friends knew of his Intention to move for y* Place. 30 
This said Finch who had so great obligations to King fames was one of 
those Heads of Colleges in Oxon who sign'd an Association to stand by 
the Prince of Orange ; & 'tis moreover credibly reported that he was one 
of y e three or 4 Heads who intended if they could have prevail'd wth 
Colleges to deliver up all the College Plate to y e said Prince, in order to 
be imploy'd against their undoubted IA and Soveraign King fames, who 
had not at yt time left England. D r . Lronside happen'd then to be Vice- 
Chancellor of Oxford, who was a great stickler for this Prince purposely 
as 'twas generally believ'd that he might get a Wife & a BPPrick, w ch he 
did not long after. This said D r . before ever King William had any pre- 40 
tended Right to y e Crowne from y e Convention administred y e Oath of 
Allegiance to King William in the Congre[g]ation House at Oxford: 
which particular I had from a worthy Person, who had it from the Mouth 
of M r . Bingham of University, who was at y* very time admitted to a 
Degree. The foresaid Warden stood in Competition w th y e Learned M r . 
Dodwell to be Cambderts Reader of History, & upon his Disappointment 
was so inrag'd that he turn'd fonas Proast (a Worthy Learned Conscientious 
man) out from being Chaplain of All-Souls because he honestly voted for 
M r . Dodwell. -Upon w ch M r . Proast appeal'd to Dr. Tillotson, ArchbP. of 
Canterbury, & visitor of this Coll., who was very dilatory in doing him 50 

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Justice. When D r . Levins President of S*. Johns & Greek Professor in 
this university died, D r . Hudson had certainly succeeded him in y e s d Pro- 
fessorship if y e Bp. of Sarum, D r . Burnett, had not us'd this Argument for 
D r . Humph. Hody to King William ; That he had writt for y e Government, 
& yt y© other Person (D r . Hudson) was rather suspected to be no Friend 
to it. — In King William's time when y e Disposal of Ecclesiastical Power 
was in y e Hands of Commissioners, these said Commissioners were so far 
from Gratifying any but y e ir own Creatures, & Army Chaplains, & Persons 
related to Officers in the Army, yt 'twas next to an impossibility for any 

10 man of worth to get any Thing. An Instance of this is the above men- 
tion'd D r . Hudson who having many Promises from most of the Bishops 
in Commission was yet shamefully postpon'd by them; For when the 
Parsonage of Green-Norton, in Northamptonshire became void, the D r . 
having very timely notice from a Friend of his in yt Neighbourhood, went 
to London wth great Expedition and made his Application to y e Bp s , 
several Days, before one Collonel Woods heard of it, who prevail d with 
y e Commissioners to confer it (to their Eternal Dishonour) upon a Brother 
of his, an ignorant, illiterate Fellow, who (as 'tis s d ) was a Broken Shop- 
keeper, & never saw an University. — M r . Harrington of X* Church (a 

20 Barrister of Law) writ the second Preface (the first being done by the 
Author himself) to the first Volume of Athence Oxon. He also writ the 
Preface to the II d Volume. — By y e Death of y e said Harrington Christ 
Church lost a iooo lib s . that he was intrusted to Receive from the Execu- 
tors of D r . Wood, Bp. of Lichfield, who left 2000 lib s . to the Senior Students 
Table, and 2000 lib s . to the Juniors. The Seniors got theirs & laid it out 
in Land, & now enjoy the Benefit of it. The Juniors intirely lost theirs, 
the Executors refusing to pay the last 1000 lib s . unless they would make 
good that w ch was lost by M r . Harrington. — In y e latter End of Bp. Fell's 
time there was of 'X t Church one M r . Bennett (Bro. to the Bookseller) 

30 who apply'd himself to the Study of Physick, & 'tis suppos'd he would 
have been a Man very Eminent in yt Faculty, if he had enjoy'd a longer 
Life. This Person examin'd by D r . Hudson for his Master of Arts 
Degree. — W ch D r . H when he was Master of Arts was Prior-Opponent 
in y e Divinity Schoole, M r . Eniwistle of Brasennose College being 
respondent. The Question was, An Christus satisfecerit pro Peccatis 
mundi? M r . H. after an Elegant opposition Speech oppos'd with so 
much Clearness & Subtility yt he rais'd y e Admiration of y e Professor & 
the Auditors. — M r . Beurdsall of Brassennose College a little before he 
died was married to one M rs . Middleton ; but never bedded her, as she 

40 and her mother declar'd, he upon his Death own'd his marriage & left 
her wt he had, w ch was about y e value of 2 or 300 lib s . — When the 
Lower House of Convocation were order'd by the Bp s to assent to the 
Address to her Majesty of their drawing up, or else give Reasons why 
they dissented from it. The Lower House instead of giving Reasons for 
their Dissent drew up Reasons why they should give none. — D r . Wills 
of Trinity Coll. publish'd an Assize Sermon. He was look'd upon as one 
of y e best Preachers in the University of his time. He married a Daughter 
of S r . Will. Walker's, who being Mayor of Oxford was Knighted by King 
James at his first Accession to y e Crown as is usual for the Mayors of 

50 Oxon to be. He left behind him several Sermons in MS* & divers other 

Nov. 25-26.] VOLUME V, PAGES 265-282. 


Treatises, w ch are now in the Hands of his Son now of Trinity Col. 

Nov. 26 (Mon.). On Friday the Report being made to y e H. of 
Commons from y e Committee cone, the S*. Albans Election, it was 
carried ag* Gape in favour of S r . Hen. Killigrew by a great Majority. — 
The House of L ds have agreed to Thank her Majesty for her Care of 
a Union w tn Scotland, & confirming the Succession of the House of 
Hannover. They have order'd a Bill to be drawn up for Repealing all 
the Clauses pass'd the last Sessions relating to Scotland, except that 
for a Union. — io 

A Discourse of y e Nature, Offices & Measures of Friendship &c. Lond. 
1657. 12 0 . The Author Bp. (Jer.) Taylor. — The Modern Pleas for Com- 
prehension, Toleration, &c. Lond. 1675. 8°. Written by D r . Tomkins, Do- 
mestick Chaplain to the ArchbP. of Cant.— . . . D r . Stillingfleet still ag* D r . Stil- 
lingfleet. 1675. 8°. The Author J. JVolsey. — The Prerogative of Humane 
Nature. By G. H. Gent. Lond. 1653. 8°. By H. must be understood one 
M r . Holland, a Cambridge Man, & afterwards a Romish Priest. He is the same 
Person y* answer'd my IA Vicount Faulkland's Treatise de Infallibilitate, w ch 
was Reply'd to in a most Excell* Learned Postumous Piece by that noble L d . 
— Schism Disarm'd, By S. W. (it should be W. S., i.e. William Serjeant'). 20 
Paris 1655. 8°. — A short Discourse of y e Truth & Reasonableness of the Re- 
ligion delivered by Jesus XK Lond. 1662. 8°. The Author said to be S r . Hen. 
Yelverton. — An Endeavour to Rectify some Prevailing Opinions contrary to y e 
Doctrine of y e Ch. of England. By y e Author of A Discourse of Natural 8f 
Moral Impotency. He was M r . Trueman a Minister and a Non-Conformist. 
The Book was pr. at Lond. 1671. 8°. — The Nature, Power, Deceit, & Pre- 
valency of the Remainders of Indwelling-Sin in Believers. Lond. 1668, 8°. 
The Author D r . Owen. 

The Conforming Non-Conformist & the Non-Conforming Conformist 
pleading the Cause of either side against violent opposers &c. Lond. 
1680. By J. C. He was a minister in Lancashire at Warrington, which 30 
he left by reason of some Dissatisfaction w tn the Termes of Conformity, 
& our New Liturgy. Having left his living, he sett himself seriously 
to study the point, & to examin all the Reasons he could get pro or 
con both for and against Conformity : and at last, was satisfy'd (and 
that after long study) that he might conform, salva conscientia; & then 
he writ this Book to justify himself, & give y e Reasons of his Con- 
forming, &c. — When D r . Hall Master of Pembrook Col. & Margaret 
Professor of Divinity was made Bp. of Bristol, D r . Maurice, a Man of 
Excell* Learning was chosen to succeed him ; he enjoying this Place 
but a little time, by Reason of his Death, D r . Sikes of Trinity Col. by 40 
a Corrupt Interefsjt amongst y e Electors got y e Place from the famous 
D^. Bull (now Bp. of S*. Davids). This D r . Sikes is so dull 1 a Reader, 

Nov. 26. H. to F. Cherry. Thanks for draught of coin of Amyntas. 
Sends remarks and queries on Inscriptions in Prideaux Marm. Oxon., p. 270. 
Sends a copy of the epitaphs, &c. in Shottesbrooke Church, as transcribed by 
Ashmole, with notes and queries. Note on a letter from Mr. T. Wilkinson, 
Minister of Lawrence Waltham, to Ashmole, on a brass discovered in that 

1 This Dullness was only in his old Age not when he was a young Man. See the 
following Volume. 

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stuffing his Lectures w th nothing but long Quotations out of Fathers, 
that after a few Lectures he could get no Hearers, & so makes y e Place 
in a manner a sine-cure, as most other Publick Readers do, by reason 
of De-Laune who is now in the fourth year of his Vice-Chancellorship, 
& has hardly been once at any Publick Exercise except y e Bodlejan 
Speech, w ch he could not avoid being present at. This same De Laune 
was made President of St. John's Col. after the Death of D r . Will. Levins , 
upon y e Account of his supposed Riches, some Relation of his having 
left him a vast sum of Money, which as 'tis reported he squander'd 
io away in shaking his Elbow ; whence a certain terra Filius in the Publick 
Act in 1703 beginning w th some Hesitation to speak something of y e 
Vice-Chancellor broke out with a Resolution to do it w tl1 these words, 
facta est alea. — M r . Milles of X 1 Church abt a year ago talk'd of 
Publishing Synesius, & began to collate some MSS ts for that Design ; 
but he presently after laid it aside, by reason the worm (w th w ch he is 
possessed) mov'd in his head another way, or else because the Book- 
sellers were unwilling to have any thing more to do w th him. — In y e 
Edition of Edm. Spenser 's Works at Lond. in 1679. fol. there is a short 
Ace* of his Life. — 

20 The Countermine : or a Short but true Discovery of the dangerous Prin- 
ciples, & secret Practises of y e Dissenting Party &c. Lond. 1677. 8°. The 
Author John Nalson. — A Letter of a Gentleman to his Friend, shewing y* y e 
Bp s are not to be Judges in Parliam* in Cases Capital. 1679. The L d . Hollis 
Author. — Divine Dialogues, in two Volumes. Lond. 1668. 8°. The Author 
D r . Hen. More. — Contemplations Moral and Divine. Lond. 1675. 8°. The 
Author was Judge Hale, & they were published by his Intimate Friend M T . 
Edw. Stephens, a Lawyer (and now a Divine) who likewise writ y e Preface to 
them. — A Discourse cone. Evangelical Love &c. Lond. 1672. 8°. The 
Author D r . Owen. — Artis Logicae Compendium. Oxon. 1696. It has been 

30 reprinted. The Author was D r . Aldrich Dean of X 1 Church. Oxon. — .... 
Ecclesiastica Methermeneutica, or Church- Cases cleared. Lond. 1652. The 
Author D. N. Homes. — A Brief History of y e Unitarians, called Socinians. 
1687. 8°. Neither y e Author nor printers Names are to it; because the 
Author was a Socinian. D r . Barlow was assured y* they were written by one 
M r . Firmyn, a Lay-Man, and a London Merchant, at least that he own'd them. 
— Elenchus Motuum &c. was written by D r . Bates, first of Queen's Col. Oxon. 
afterwards of Edm. Hall and at length of y e College of Physitians at London. 
— The state of France as it stood in y e IX th Year of this present Monarch 
Lewis XIIII. Lond. 1652. 8°. The Author M r . John Evelyn.— The Funeral 

40 of the Mass, &c. Lond. 1673. The Author was David Derodon (who also 
writt Logick, Phys, & Metaphys.) & 'twas translated out of French. An Answer 
to it came out at London 1675, with this Title, Missa Triumphans, wherein all 
the Sophistical Arguments of M r . Derodon in his Funeral of y e Mass are fully 
answered by F. P. M. O. P. Hib. 'Tis in 8°. But the Author subscribes his 
Epistles Dedicatory to the Queen, & Dutchess of Torke, with these 2 Letters, 
C. W. — A Sober Enquiry into the Nature, Measure & Principle of Moral 
virtue, &c. by R. F. i.e. Fergeson a Scotch Man. Lond. 1673. 8°. — Several 
Conferences betw. a Romish Priest, a Fanatick Chaplain & a Divine &c. Lond. 
1679. 8°. The Author D r . Stillingfleet. 

50 Nov. 27 (Tu.). A Private Conference between a Rich Alderman 
& a poor Country Vicar &c. Lond. 1670. 8°. D r . Barlow was inform'd 
(by a Person of Quality who should know) that D r . Pittis Minister of 
Holy-Roodes in Southampton, was y e Author of this Conference : who 

Nov. 26-27.] VOLUME V, PAGES 282-300. 


having had some Contests with some of y e Aldermen there, the Discourses 
between them and him, are here represented, little to their Advantage. 
So yt TP. P Utis is y e Vicar, & by the rich Alderman, one or more of y e 
Aldermen of Southampton are meant. — 

Truth and Innocence Vindicated &c. 1669. 8°. The Author D r . Owen. — 
A Peaceable Resolution of Conscience touching our present Impositions. 
Lond. 1680. 8°. The Author M r . Humphrey, a Non-Conformist Minister. — 
Erastus Senior, Scholastically Demonstrating, that (admitting their Lambeth 
Records for true) those call'd Bishops here in England, are no Bishops &c. 
1662. The Author J oh. Lew gar. — The Rule of Catholick Faith, translated 10 
into English by E. S. (i.e. Edw. Sheldon) Esq. Paris, 1660. 8°. — A General 
Draught & Prospect of Government in Europe, And Civil Policy. Lond. 1681. 
The Author M r . Rimer of Grays Inn. — A Discourse concerning Supreme 
Power and Comon Right. Lond. 1680. 8°. The Author S r . John Monson of 
Lincolnshire. — . . . The History of y 6 English & Scotch Presbytery. 1659. 8°. 
Written, as D r . Barlow believ'd, by D r . Isaac Basire. - 

Authors that have writ of Mystical Divinity : 

And. de Azitores Theologia Symbolica S. Hieroglyphica pro totius SS. Com- 
ment. Salm. 4. 1597. (2) Vine. Caraffx Theol. Mystica. Col. 8°. 1660. 
(3) Nic. Eschij Exercitia Theologian Mystica?. Col. 12. 1676. (4) Vict. Geleni 20 
Summa practica Theol. Mysticae. Col. 4. 1646. (5) Jac. Grafti Speculum 
Theol. Mysticae. Argent. 8°. 161 8. (6) Honr. Harphij (Herpij) Mechlin. Lib. 
III. Theol. Mysticae. Paris. 4 0 . 1580. Brixise 1601. Colon. 1612. 4. 

Car. Harsentius in Dionys. Areopagitam de Mystica Theologia. Par. 8. 
1626. Brixise, 1601 & 1644. (8) Chr. Hoburgi Theol. Mystica. Amst. 8. 
1656. (9) Hugonis de Palma Theologia Mystica. Amst. 12. 1649. ( IO ) 
Maximil. Sandsei Theologia Mystica cleric. Colon. 4 0 . 1623. 1640. (11) 
Aloysij Siderei Theologia Mystica. Col. 8. 1660. (12) Joh. Theophili Theol. 
Mystica. Ludg. 16. 1580. Phil, a SS. Trinitate Theol. mystica. Lugd. f. — 

Julian the Apostate : Being a short Account of his Life &c. Lond. 1682, &c. 30 
The Author Sam. Johnson, who had a living in Essex, & from writing this Book 
w ch has made a great Noise in y e World, & has been excellently well answer'd 
by the most Learned D r . George Hickes, was, to his dying day, commonly called 
Julian Johnson. — A full and clear Answer to a Book written by W m . Petit Esq r , 
pr. in y e year 1680. By w ch it appears y* he hath mistaken the Meaning of 
y e Histories & Records he hath cited &c. Lond. 1681. The Author D r . 
Brady of Cambridge. — The Prodigal Return'd home ; or the Motives of y e 
Conversion to y e Catholick Faith of E. L. Master of Arts in y e University of 
Cambridge. 1684. 8°. The Author of this Book was E. Lydiott, Fellow of 
King's Coll. in Cambridge, who travell'd w th y e Earl of Castlemaine, was turn'd 4° 
out of his College, turn'd Papist, and (as Bp. Barlow was inform'd) had a Pen- 
sion allow'd him by the said Earle. — ... Of Scandal &c. Lond. 1680. 8°. M r . 
Alsop, a Non-Conformist Minister, y e Author. — Apologia pro Ministris in An- 
glia (vulgo) Non-Conformistis. Eleutheropoli. 8°. The Author Hen. Hickman 
of Magd. Coll. — J. G. (i.e. Jacobus Greimesius Montissosanus Marchio) De rebus 
Auspicijs Serenissimi & Potentissimi Caroli Magnae Britanniae Franciae & Hib. 
Regis. 1647. 8°. This was Extracted from the Marquiss of ' Montr -ass's own 
Diary written by himself in English & translated into good Latin by Geo. 
Wisehart, whose name is not to it, onely these Letters A. S. nor is the Place 
where 'twas printed added ; but 'tis certain that was y e Hague. — De Augustini 50 
Doctrina, & Tridentina Synodo Dissertatio Posterior. Par. 1650. 8°. The 
Author Dionys. Peta'vius. — Advice to a Son. Oxon. 1656 &c. The Author 
Franc. Osborne a Lay-Gentleman & an old Atheistical Courtier. His Son was 
Fellow of All-Souls Coll. w n this Book was writ. — Lactantius cum Notis var. 
Lugd. Bat. 1660. 8°. .. — An Essay in Morality. Lond. 1682. 12 0 . This Book 
was convey'd & came to D r . Barlow's Hands by M r . John Wright (unknown 



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to him) Nov. 12. 1681, who told him y* D r . George Bright (there being only 
G. B. express'd in the Title-Page) was y e Author of it, who going into Holland 
the Week before to wait on y e Princess of Orange by my L d . of London's, Order 
left this Book to be convey'd to him. . . — 

Tho. Fermin above mention'd a ranck Socinian was a great Man w th 
D r . Tillotson ArchbP. of Cant. & others of y e same Leaven promoted by 
K. William to some of the best Dignities & Preferm ts . — Rob. Ferguson 
the Scotchman has been in all Plots from that of y e Rye-House to this 
day ; & 'tis suppos'd that he is a Jesuit in Disguise. — The Low r H. of 

10 Convocation's Address to y e Queen. [303-307.] . . . D r . Smalrige, M r . 
Needham & M r . Kimberley made Speeches in the Lower H. of Con- 
vocation of ab* a Quarter of an Hour long each, shewing y* y e Church 
was in Danger, w ch forc'd those of y e contrary side to acknowledge it, 
& thereupon they declar'd that the Bp s . in their Address did not mean 
yt the Ch. was in no Danger in general, but yt 'twas not in danger 
from y e present Ministry, as a virulent Pamphlett (s d D r . Kennett) call'd 
y e Memorial & had insinuated, from w ch Imputation he thought y e Clergy 
ought to free themselves by Detesting yt Book, or to y* Effect. — My 
L d . Haversham has made another Speech, wherein amongst other things 

20 (the Q. & Dutchess of Marlborough being present) he told them that 
a certain L d . told King James i st that his Ear was besieg'd by the Duke 
of Bucks, And he thought he had as good reason to believe y* the 
Queen's Ear was besieg'd : and he farther s d he had y e Person (meaning 
y e Dutchess of Marlborough) in his Eye by whom y e Queen's Ear was 
besieg'd. — The Display of Heraldry, w ch goes under y 6 Name of John 
Guillim (and whereof there have been very many Editions, w th Im prove - 
m ts by other men, much to the Discredit of y e Book) was really 
written by John Barcham, of Corpus X H Coll. who gave it M r . Guillim, 
by whom there were some inconsiderable Additions made. 

30 Nov. 28 (Wed.). The Royal Charter granted unto Kings by God 
himself. Lond. 1649. The Author D r . Tho. Browne, Prebend of Windsor, 
sometime Student of X* Church Oxon. — Memorandum That there are 
a great many small Books in 8°. of i s . or something more price, said to 
be written by Richard Burton in y e Title Page, such as The Wars in 
England, Scotland, Sf Ireland; England's Rarities ; Wonderfull Prodigies 
of Judgment Sf Mercy. These Books bear a feign'd name, being really 
scribl'd by Naih. Crouch y e Printer, from Wanleys (Father to Humphrey 
Wanley) History of Man, Beard's Theatre &c. — . . . 

A Short view of y e Life & Reign of K. Charles (y e 2 d Monarch of Great 
40 Britain) from his Birth to his Burial. Lond. 1658. 8°, The Author D r . Heylin. 
—The Heart it's Right Sovereign. Lond. 1678. 8°. The Author T. J. i.e. 
'Tho. Jones of Oswestry in y e County of Salop, sometime Domestick & Naval 
Chaplain to his Royal Highness y e D. of Torke. — The Novelty of y e Modern 
Romish Religion. Lond. 1682. 8°. The Author S. F. i.e. Sam. Felgate M.A. 
& Vicar of Milton in Craven. — Schism unmaskt ; or, a late Conference between 
M r . Peter Gunning & M r . John Pierson Ministers, on y e one part, & two Dis- 
putants of y e Roman Profession on the other : wherein is denned both what 
Schism is, & to whom it belongs. Par. 1658. 8°. Bp. Barlow was told at 

Nov. 28. Hoffman to H. Complimentary letter in Latin, introducing 

Nov. 27-28.] VOLUME V, PAGES 300-322. 


first, that Tho. White (Author of a Letter to a person of Honour in Vindication of 
Himself His Doctrine — 1659. 8°) was he who did principally manage, & put 
out this Disputation. But afterwards he was assured by D r . Breton master of 
Emanuel Col. in Cambridge that his Name was Spenser, (who was the same y* 
answered ArchbP. Laud's Book) & y t D r . Lentall was his Associate. He was 
first of X u Coll. in Cambridge, then fellow of Pembr ooke- Hall, a Preacher & in 
Orders ; then turn'd Papist, would have profess'd Civil Law, but his superiors 
made him professe Physick. — Alphonsi de Vargas Toletani Relatio ad Reges & 
Principes Ghristianos, De Stratagematis & Sophismatis Politicis Societatis 
Jesu ad Monarchiam Orbis terrarum sibi conficiendam. 1642. 12 0 . There 10 
were two Editions before this, viz. in 1636. & 1641. Hermannus Cingallus (in 
tract, cui tit. Scriptura S. Trinitatis Revelatrix, Goudse 1678. pag. 68. ex 
Sandio) thinks y* Casp. Scioppius was Author of this Book. — Iter Boreale &c. 
Lond. 1660. By a Rural Pen. i.e. M r . Wild a Presbyterian then Rector of 
Ayno in y e County of Northampton, the Place w ch D r . Hutten the Antiquary 
now has. — . . A Blow at Modern Sadducism in some Philosophical Considerations 
abt Witchcraft &c. Lond. 1668. 8°. The Author was Jos, Glanvill, who 
afterwards enlarged it very much. — The Harmony of Natural & Positive 
Divine Laws. Lond. 1682. 8°. The Author Walter Charleton. — Vade Mecum, 
Or a Manual of Essays Moral, Theological. Lond. 1629. 12 0 . The Author 20 
Daniel Tuuil minister* — Anti-Sozzo sive Sherlocismus Enervatus &c. Lond. 
1675. The Author M r . Alsop a Nonconformist Minister in Northampton- 
shire, — 

Flosculi Historici delibati nunc delibatiores redditi. Sive Historia 
Universalis tam sacra quam prophana Rerum memorabilium, tarn pace 
quam bello gestarum, usque ad Annum 1656. 8°. Oxon. 1663. Editio 
quinta. This Book compiled by Joh. de Bussieres, a Papist & a French- 
man, was brought to D r . Baylie President of St. John's and Vice-Chan- 
cellor of Oxon. An. 1663. by M r . Will. Wyatt, B.D. of y* House; who 
said he had read it, & assured the vice-chancellor, that it was innocent, 30 
& had nothing prejudicial to y e Church of England, (licet nav rovvavrLov), 
& y* it was M r . Levins of S*. Johns who made y e Appendicula. M r . Vice- 
Chancellor read y e Appendicula, and being inform'd by M r . Wyatt, yt y e 
whole Booke (like yt Appendicula) was innocent, he licenced it. — 

The Great Propitiation or X ts Satisfaction & Man's Justification by it, upon 
his Faith &c. Lond. 1669. 8°. The Author M r . Trueman a Nonconformist 
Minister who dyed in 1671. — The Authority of y e Magistrate about Religion 
discussed &c. by J. H. i.e. John Humfreys a Non-Conformist Minister. Lond. 
1672. 8°.— Vindiciarum Catholicorum Hiberniae Authore Philopatro Irenseo ad 
Alitophilum libri duo. Par. 1650. 8°. The true Author's name was Gallaghan, 40 
a Sorbon Doctor & Jansenist. The 2 d Part is written ag* a Book the author 
whereof was one Kinge a Franciscan. — Questions propounded for Resolution 
of unlearned Protestants. Par. 1652. 8°. The Author was one Spencer a 
Lincolnshire Man & a Jesuit. — Satyrse duae Hercules tuam fidem sive Mun- 
sterus Hypobolimgeus & Virgula divina. Lugd. Bat. 16 17. The Author was 
Jos. Scaliger. — Paraphrasis cum Annotatis ad Difficiliora loca Catechismi An- 
glicani. In Lat. & English. 1674. 8°. The Author Will m . White. 

No sacrilege nor sinne to aliene or purchase y e Lands of Bp s ., or 
others whose Offices are abolished. Lond. 1659. 8°. By C. B. i.e. 50 
Cornelius Burges, D.D. This Cornelius Burges was a fierce Presby- 
terian, a great Stickler for the Parliament against y e King & Br s ., Anno 
1644. Afterwards he bought good Store of Church Lands, especially 
Lands belonging to y e Church of Wells) where he had, & built (or 



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rebuilt) the Dean of Welles his House, at y e Expense of 1500 or 2000 lib. 
He was bid for his Purchase, not long before y e King's Returne (w ch 
was Anno 1660) about 20000 lib*, but refused it; And y e King un- 
expectedly (to him) returning in y e said year 1660. & Bishops & Deans 
being restored, he lost all his purchased Church-Lands, & became so 
poor (ingens Justitioe Divines documentum) that he had not Bread to eat ; 
as appears by his own Letter to S r . Rich. Browne, extant in D r . Isaac 
Rasire's Book call'd Sacriledge-arraigii d &c. Lond. 1668. pag. 22. of 
y e Preface. — One M r . Dale, belonging to y e Heralds Office told Dr. 
10 Hudson that the first Edition of Guillim's Heraldry is much y e best, y e 
rest having been almost spoyl'd by ignorant Persons taking care of 
it. — D r . South told D r . Hudson yt he was resolv'd never to pocket 
a Farthing of y e Income of y e Parsonage of Islip, & yt he had already 
new built & beautified y e Chancel of y e Church, built a noble Parsonage 
House w^ 1 out Houses & other Conveniences both for y e Parson and y e 
Tennant ; and y* besides he had all along put several Boys to schole 
& bound them out to Apprentiships, & has lately purchas'd some Land 
to be settled upon y e Parish for ever for these Uses. And y* moreover 
he intended to lay out w* he had receiv'd from his Canonry of X' Church 
20 upon small vicarages, & as D r . Hudson infer d from something in his 
Discourse upon such Vicaridges as belong'd to X* Church. — When 
K. James's Declaration was to be read in all Churches & Chapells M r . 
Ob. Walker order'd y e Bible Clerck of University Col. to give it to y* 
Fellow of y e College yt should read Prayers that Morning. Upon this 
the Bible-Clerck went to most of y e Fellows then in Town to acquaint 
them w th this, but none of them but M r . Hudson would read Prayers, 
who ventur'd to read them w th out taking any Notice of y e Declaration. 
w ch M r . Walker did not at all seem to resent, as People imagin'd y* he 
would do. — A little after M r . Hudson was chosen Fellow of University 
30 College, M r . Walker contriv'd the matter so y* he and one M r . Deane 
a Popish Fellow were to go to make an Election of a Scholar at Maid- 
stone. In the Coach y* carried y m to London, it happened that all y e 
Company were Papists but M r . Hudson and M r . Alderman Wright. So 
y* Disputes arising M r . Hudson was fore'd to maintain y e Protestant 
Cause against them all, the Alderman (though there were Disputations 
all y e way for two Dayes) saying not one word, but keeping silence as 
he us'd to do in y e House of Commons, yet afterwards frequently ex- 
pressing his good Opinion of y e s d M r . Hudson for his Noble Defence. 
When they got to London M r . Hudson was attack'd by one M r . Nicholson 
40 (formerly one of University Coll.) & reputed one of y e Ablest Champions 
for y e Roman Catholick Cause. When his Arguments would not do, 
the s d M r . Nicholson brought M r . Hudson a Message the next day from 
S r . Edw. Hales, L d . Lieut, of y e Tower that he was to dine w th his 
L d ship, and afterwards to be conducted to y e King to Kiss his Hand, 
w th Assurance y t y e said M r . Hudson should be preferrd, if he would 
not act (i. e. neither preach nor talk) anything against y e King's Religion, 
but be moderate as y e Phrase was then. This Offer he refus'd, upon 
several Accounts, and, as he told M T . Nicholson, particularly to avoid 
y e Imputation of Popery y* would be thrown upon him if it were observ'd 
50 y* he was introdue'd to y e King. — 'Tis said that upon the Bp. of 

Nov. 28-29.] VOLUME V, PAGES 322-342. 


Worcester's waiting upon y e Dutchess of Marlborough, at his coming to 
London, she was pleas'd to ask him abt y e news at Oxford & to declare 
her Resentment for the Members of yt University's being so hot in 
relation to y e present Administration of Affairs. The Bp. acknowledg'd 
yt generally they were very faulty, but yt there were some still left in yt 
place who were men of Prudence, & spoke well of King William's 
Government, & instanc'd particularly in M r . Evans's Sermon, w c]l he 
said was a very rational Discourse, & shew'd him to be a good principl'd 
man, & to have a great Esteem for his late Majesty, he speaking mightily 
in his Commendation, & magnifying the Exploits of y e Duke of Marl- 10 
borough. w ch so pleas'd her Grace, yt she presently order'd a good Fat 
Doe to be sent to M r . Evans wherewith he was to treat the Warden of 
Wadham Coll. & such other Persons as he should think fit yt were of 
y e same Kidney wth himself. w c k 'tis reported he has done. — The 
Queen having rec d per Express certain Information of y e Surrender of 
Barcelona, she has been pleas'd to communicate y e same to both Houses 
of Parliamt, & to make a Speech to them (w cJl is in print) declaring 
yt 'twill be expedient for prosecuting Affairs to y e best Advantage to 
send speedily a supply to y e Earl of Peterborough, & desiring yt they 
would not fail in yt point For w ch they have resolv'd upon an Address 20 
of thanks, certifying yt they will Gratify her out of Hand. — M r . 
Addison 's Travells is a Book very trite, being made up of nothing but 
scraps of verses & things w ch have been observ'd over & over, w th out 
any Additions of things not discover'd before ; & even some of those 
w ch he has inserted, yt have been already taken notice of are ridiculous ; 
tho' it must be acknowledg'd that the Book is written in a clean stile, 
& for yt reason will please Novices, & superficial Readers. 

Nov. 29 (Th,). . . . Pharamus sive Libido vindex, Hispanica tragosdia. Lond. 
1650. 8°. The Author Tho. Snellinge of S*. Job. Coll. — . . Animadversions written 
by the Right Reverend Father in God John, L d . Bp. of Sarum, upon a Trea- 30 
tise, entitled God's Love to Mankind. Cambr. 1641. The Authors of this Tract 
call'd God's Love &c. (to w ch this Book of D r . Davenant Bp. of Sarum is an 
Answer) were M r . Mason, & M r . Hoord. So Hen. Hickman in His Historia quinque 
Articularis exarticulata (printed 1673.) pag. 379. — . . . Julius Secundus Dialogus 
Anonymi cujusdam Auctoris &c. Oxon. 1680. 8°. The Publisher was M r . 
Tho. Gilbert A.M. of Edm. Hall.— . . . The true Nature of a Gospel Church. 
The Author believ'd by Bp. Barlow to be M r . Elys of Devonshire. 'Twas an- 
swer'd by D r . Owen, in a Little piece publish'd at Lond. 1690. 8°. — A Catechism 
being an Enlargem* of y e Church Catechism, The Method alter'd &c. Lond. 
1677. By A r . M. i.e. Mathew. — An Appendix to y e late Antidote against 4° 
Idolatry. Lond. 1673. 8°. The Author IX Hen. More of Camb. — An Exposi- 
tion on y e Chu. Catechism or y e Practise of Divine Love. Lond. 1685. The 
Author Bp. Ken. — The Irregularitie of a Private Prayer in a Publick Congre- 
gation. 1674. 8°. The Author D r . Rob. Sharrock (as Bp. Barlow was credibly 
inform'd.) printed by M r . Lichfield in Oxon, & it came to him from the D. of C. 
— Elenchus Elenchi : sive Animadversiones in Georgij Batei Elenchum mo- 
tuum &c. Autore R. P. i.e. Pugh. Par. 1664. 8°. — The Church Catechism 
w th a Brief & Easie Explanation thereof &c. By T. C. i.e. Tho. Comber, D.D. 
Lond. 1681. 8°. — 'ExXdyai : or, Excerpts from y e Ecclesiastical History &c. 
Lond. 1704. 4 0 . The Author Simon Lonvth, who also writ, Historical Collections 5° 
concerning Church Affairs. Lond. 1696. — 

De Epochis Syromacedonum per Hen. Noris. Lips. 1696. 4 0 . . . In 
pag. 241 is a laudable Acct of y e Bp. of Worcester's {Lloyd) Chronology. 



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In pag. 476 the Text of Josephus is explain'd. In this Book are likewise 
divers other Places of Josephus illustrated. At the End of this Book are 
Fasti Consulares Anonymi Auctoris a, clariss. Norrisio e codice MS to 
Bibliothecae Csesarese editi, cum dissertatione luculentissima. . . . 
Out of Monday's Gazette. Nov. 26. 

Henry Chivers, of Quemerford in y e County of Wilts, Esq r having very 
often & in divers places publickly reported things dishonourable of y e L d . 
Bishop of Salisbury, his Lordship brought against him an Action of Scandalum 
Magnatum, w ch was appointed to be tryed on y e 30 th day of this Instant 
10 November ; but his L d ship hath forgiven the said M r . Chivers, & discharged the 
said Action, on his giving a Bond to pay 50/. to y e use of the Poor, signing a 
Paper in y e words following : — 

November 11 th . 1705. 
I Henry Chivers have reported on many occasions, & in many Companies, 
that I w th some others had seen the Bishop of Salisbury in an infamous Place, 
& in a scandalous Deportment : I do declare it was groundless & false ; for 
w ch 1 humbly beg God & his Lordships Pardon ; & do consent that this be 
printed & published in w* manner y e said Bp. shall think fit. 

Hen. Chivers. 

20 Signed by the above-named Henry Chivers, in y e presence of 

Michael Geddes, Hen. Blaake, John Haskins. 

See pag. 361. of this Vol. 

Salust corrected in Giffanius's Index to Lucretius voc. Effetus. — 
Remember to consult Ludolf's Historia iEthiopica. There are sometime 
Authors mended in him. — Ambrosij Camaldulensis Hodaporicon. I 
never saw it yet. He translated something of Chrysostome. Quaere 
whether in y e Publick Library? — Witsij Exercitationes in Symbolum 
Apostolorum. Quaere ab* it ? — Petri Petiti Observationes Miscellaneae 
to be lookt into. — ... In the 2 d Vol. of the Acta Lips, is an Ace* of the 

30 Dauphin Ed. of Livy. — . . . D r . South has another Volume of Sermons 
ready for y e Press, w ch he sufferd D r . Hudson to peruse who judges them 
equal if not superior to those already publish'd. He does not design they 
should be printed till after his Death. There is a Preface to one of these 
Sermons that concludes with a very severe Reflection upon D r . Birch, a 
Prebendary of Westminster, who, as D r . South told D r . Hudson had y e 
Impudence to preach one of his printed Sermons in y e Collegiate Church 
of Westminster when y e Author himself was present. — D r . Talbot Bp. of 
Oxon was a very great Rake all the Time he liv'd in y e University ; and 
afterwards when in orders was very much addicted to Gaming, being 

40 observ'd by several Oxford Gentlemen at y e Wells at Astrop, & that he 
when Dean of Worcester plaid very much at y e Royal oke Lottery, to y e 
great Scandal of his Gown and Dignity. He with Bp. Burnett, Bp. Fowler, 
Bp. Williams (of Chichester) Bp. More (of Norwich) Bp. Crew of Durham 
&c. has been twice married, w ch rarely or never us'd to be practis'd by the 
Bp s of y e Church of England or any other Church. The said Bp. of 
Oxford made a Cambridge Man Chancellor of the Diocess of Oxon to 
the great Grief of y e Oxford Civilians. And he made a Leyden D r . of 
Physick (one Goodwin an Hypocritical Puritanical Fellow) his Domestick 
Chaplain, w ch was no less resented by the Oxford Divines. 

Nov. 29-30.] VOLUME V } PAGES 343-353. 

Nov. 30 (Fri.). Verses on M r . Przc&eff Battler of University Coll. made 
by Mr. Ehtob, A.M. & formerly Fellow of yt Coll. now Rector of S*. 
SwitkunWti London 1 . 

To The thrice Noble and Illustrious Pincerna, King of Pocillator's, Senior 
Proto-Butler, And Chief Minister of the Smallbeer, To The Senior College 
of y e most Antient University in Europe. 

This following Poem, in memory of his transcendent worth, is humbly de- 
dicated & presented, 

By his most humble Admirer, & Observer, W. S. 

The Dedication. 

Accept most noble Promo, don't refuse 
This worthless Present of an Humble 

"Who suppliant waits on you, & from her 

Gives you her hearty Choice, altho but 

The Poet's soil when wet with generous 

May yield rich Fruits & give you somew* 

Where small Beer & it's Sister Water flow, 
What wonder is't if weeds will only grow? 
Poor as the soil and heartless as y e field, 
Will be y e barren product it does yield. 
But where the Sun does quick'ning 

warmth dispense, 
And gives new Life & vigorous Influence : 
Where fatning Streams impregnate as 

they run, 

Help'd by y e livening Virtue of y e Sun ; 
A Plenteous Harvest there must doubt- 
less bless 

The Farmers labours with a full Increase. 
Just so, did your bright Lamp supply the 

When absent in our Heaven & display 
His glorious Light, did jolly Bacchus 

And vital Spirit with our Water joyn. 
A nobler soul would reposess y e Age 
And fill our Breasts with true poetick rage. 
Now for excuse to these insipid Rhymes 
Say 'ts not y e Poets fault, but y e dull 

Help Cerevisia while I try to sing 
The Subulonian Hero, wisest King 
Of all those Antient Promo's of Renown, 
That ever sway'd Oxonium's chearfull 

Ere since the Royal Alfred made the 

Sacred to 'th Muses and to every Grace. 

Whose aid combining loudly shall pro- 

His matchless worth, & propagate his 

In lofty numbers shall his deeds be told, 
Bright as his Spirit, as his Courage bold 
Worthy a Prince of the Tonsorian Race. 
The best that er'e with steel mow'd 

human face, 
From Fuzz and Bramble to the downy 20 


He whisk'd them off, all quickly disap- 
pear' d ; 

O'er all as nimbly glanc'd the shining 

As shadows on y e water's surface plaid : 
To finish all he'd make his Fingers crack, 
And grace y e matter with a double Smack. 

Streight as an arrow was this proper 
wight, ^ 30 

His justaucorps brac't to his body tight. 

His Shoulders square, then from his 
slender wast 

The Skirts hung dangling as he walkt in 

Fix't on their Pedestals of polisht jet, 
Two Taper Columns bore his body's 

His trowzes w ch with loops emboss'd he 
tyes, _ 4 q 

Make Capitals of y e Ionick size. 

He spreads his Arms which with a seem- 
ing grace 

Draw round, and w th his periods hold an 

equal pace. 
But if o'er all a pendant Robe he wore, 
It made another figure than before. 
From his small neck y e wid'ning space 


As by a sugar loaf is well express'd : 50 
Or as you see some lofty Pyramid, 
Grac't on it's Top with a Colossus Head ; 

1 These verses were made principally upon occasion of M r . Pricketfs Journey w th 
D r . Hudson & M r . Elstob to Cambridge, where it seems they were very merry, & 
Prickett was so comical as to cut a poor fellow's tongue on purpose to make him sp[eak] 
French &c, w ch caus'd abundance of Mirth. 



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Such was his Form, & from his Sparkling 

Th' enlivning Beams like darted light- 
ning flyes. 

The Radiant Glory of his Silver Hair 
Rivals y e Sun, & Phebe's not so fair 
As awfull Promo seated on his Throne, 
Arm'd with his Pen, & ready to put on. 
When looking down he eyes y e greasy 
io Rout, 

Of gaping thrums, stand listning round 
about : 

Fixt, as to chains, his powerfull Eloquence, 
Holds them so fast, they dare not stir 

from thence. 
Such plenteous Streams pour from his 

liquid voice, 
He drowns the thirsty Cellar with the 


20 Each empty Hogshead catches at y e 

And Thrumkins voider Noddle eccho's 
y e Rebound. 

Should I his various Talents here re- 

It were a Task too tedious for verse, 
Yet that some nobler Instances be told, 
A matter worthy of our Art we hold. 
First hear him exercise that warlike Note, 
30 When ratling Gutturals slake his Artfull 

Then as 'twere drumming with a slower 

Each lowing Hogshead murmurs back a 

But if more sprightly Accents urge to war, 
Hark y 6 shrill Trumpet clanging thro' 
y°- Air. 

Mais ditez moi Monsieur, commong le 
40 Noble Twang 

Peut allumer la guerre, ou devant, ou 
dereire le Twang, noble Twang. 

Such is y e Language of y e Gallick Court, 
To w ch all Europe's Princes do resort, 
Taught there to ring the modish clang of 

Bridle their Tongues, & teach them how 
to prance. 

Maugre chagrine, full stretcht w th such 
to bizarre 

The Palate struck, does thro' his Nos- 
trils jarr. 

Here lay the Subulonians chiefest Art, 
See him, admire him, & you have his 

Then shall you hear how chuckling 

throats have squall'd, 
With gripes & pinching rendred hoarse 

& gall'd, 

60 Of noses red, & swell'd w t:i hoisting round, 
To give advantage to y e Screaming sound. 

But that for w ch he's most of all rever'd, 
It's History is worthy to be heard. 

At that glad season when the joyfull 

In all it's gayest Beauty did appear, 
When ev'ry object lookt benign & kind, 
And banish't cares & sorrows from y e 
mind ; 

A time thus fit for Mirth, & made for 

joy, , , 

Did Granta s Sons thus solemnly employ. 
Proclaim'd a Feast, & summon'd from 

The Friends thought worthy in her joy 
to share. 

To see the Triumphs of contending wit, 
And raise th' Applauses of y e clam'rous 

Of all the pressing throng, to this delight 
Oxonia justly first did claim her right. 
Nor was there any of her sons whose 

Or voice could ever equal Promo's Fame. 
Much less could Rival Granta shew a son, 
Of Promo race, by him not far outdone. 
They all surpriz'd & pleas'd, around him 

And heard him story's of his skill repeat ; 
How Throats well manag'd by his learned 

Untun'd & stubborn once, were brought 
to Trill. 

And how some fetter'd Tongues that once 

were mute 
By him set loose could nimbly dispute. 
Pleas'd with his Art, at y e Relation fir'd 
To see some operation most desir'd. 
And 'twas not hard this Favour to intreat 
So truly generous was his Soul, & great. 
Obliging was his Life, & to do good 
He made his choice whatever Art with- 

Beside the Time & Place did both per- 

'Twas fit some choice Experiment were 

Behind y e numerous croud of Standers by, 
One undiscern'd to most y e company, 
Who shoulder'd & wedg'd in on every 

And thro' a peep- Hole what had pass'd 

Rais'd by this talk did breaking thro' 

Imploring to be taught y e Twang of 

In suppliant posture & an earnest Tone. 
Beg'd that on him this Practise might be 

Were he but taught, & his glew'd tongue 
set loose, 

No pain in y 6 Experiment he'd refuse. 

Nov. 30.] 

VOLUME V, PAGES 353-361. 


Then Promo smil'd, & reaching him his 

Said, courage Friend I'll answer your de- 

I'll make you Master of y e Gallick Twang, 
Bizarre commang bizarre, bizarre com- 

And strait, he fixt him in an elbow chair 
Requiring help of all that round him were, 
Some legs, some Arms, & some to hold 
his Head 

For fear of starting. Then he flourished 
By way of Prelude, in his hand did fly 
The wavering Fillet of a purple dye. 
To bind the Neck & fill the panting vein, 
Till it the Struggling Bloud could scarce 

But first he gagg'd him to y e fullest 

That he the patient's Tongue might better 

Of clay bak't white, he made his Instru- 

In form of Cilinder for this Intent. 
Some Stroppers call them, some the very 

Broken Tobacco-pipes, & by another 

Things thus prepar'd, he took his Silver 

Thin as a wafer, or a thread-bare Coat. 
Which fairly brandishing, in his Right 

(The other did the Patient's Tongue 

He aim'd the edge aright, & at one push, 
The striving goar, from out the wound 

did gush. 

Then he ungagg'd him, & fort[h]with 

A Peel of Acclamations did resound. 


The Groaning Patient 's carry'd off y 9 


And Promo own'd the wonder of y e Age. 
But let us once more see him on his 

Arm'd with his Pen, & ready to put on, 
Sometimes he makes a whistling in y e 

Like chirping Birds, but no Bird do's 
appear. T 

The listning Thrumms look staring upon 

And think y e voice they hear is in y e Sky. 
Till sweep, his circumbendibus comes 

And lays poor thrumkin sprawling on the 

Stun'd and amaz'd the wondring rable 

And all their Passions work at his Com- 2 

Joy, Hope, & Fear, are lodg'd in each 

man's Face, 
In different Postures with a strange 


More various windings, nor more dif- 
ferent ways, 

The stragling water with his cost conveys 

Thro' subterraneous Tracts, did never 
know, 3 

Than those by which he turns their Pas- 
sions, now 

Oh might I but, at his Lamps purer light, 
Have catch't the flame, by which I this 

What glittring lines had shone in ev'ry 

To grace the subject, that do's them in- 


But now great Promo, let our want of 4 

At least be pardon'd, for our better will. 

Ex Epistola VII. Gudij ad Ma. Heinsium, pag. 9. writ from Florence. . . . 

In pag. 51. In an Epistle of Grsevius's to Gudius he makes mention of 
Perizoniuss having notes to Valerius Maximus, & a large work preparing 
de Romanorum nominibus. — In a Letter to D r . Hudson from D r . J. 
Woodward he tells him y* he has read Montfaucon's Diarium Italicum & 
Fabricius's Bibliotheca Grceca w th abundance of Satisfaction, that my L d . 
Pembrooke has y e Columna Constanlini, w cn he says is well graved, but y e 5 
work of y* Pillar falls vastly short of y* on y e Columna Trajana, & on y* 
of Antoninus at Rome. — They have lately translated & printed M. Ides?, 
Journal of his Journey from Mosco to Perkin in an Embassy from 
ye Czar to y e King of China. His Secretary MX Brand had formerly set 
forth some Ace* of it, w ch also was printed here ; but y* was much inferior 
to this. He says also, that he's just entering upon the Perusal of M r . 
Addison'?, Voyage of Italy, w ch is at last published. — Since the Dutch 
have open'd a Trade w th France we have had 2 Vols, of y e Hist, de 



[1705 : 

l'Acad. des Sciences for y e years 1701 & 1702, M r . Huefs Antiquite's 
de Caen 8° & M. Pezron's Antiq. de la Langue & de la Nation Celte 
8°. The last of w clx D r . Woodward says is but a very mean Performance. 
— Some men who pretend to know y e whole mystery of Chzvers's Re- 
cantation, in relation to D r . Burnett Bp. of Sarum, say that he did it for 
fear of a Pack Jury, w cla no honest man in this Age can be secure from : 
for 'tis very probable that y e Bishop of Sarum in his younger years (the 
Fact mention'd by Chivers being done before he was Bp.) being a brawny 
Lecherous Scotchman, might have occasion for such an infamous Place of 
10 Pleasure : it being notorious that after threescore he married a barren 
widow, & impregnated her with two children at once. 

These following Books to be got for thePublick Library, [pp. 362-379.] . . . 


Dec. 1 (Sat.). Anton, a Wood was prosecuted by the Earl of Clarendon 
in y e Vice-Chancellor's court, for w* he had said of Edw. Hyde Earl of 
Clarendon his Father in y e Athence Oxonienses ; and when Sentence came 
to be pass'd his Book was order' d to be burnt & he himself to be fin'd 
40 lib s , w cl1 sum Poor Anton, was forc'd to pay to y e Vice-Chancellor, 
who laid out y e Money upon three Statues w ch are plac'd in the Nitches 
of y e Gate of y e Physick Garden. After this M r . Wood told several 

20 Persons particularly D r . Hudson that if he had Liberty he could justify 
every particular y* he had writ about y e Earl of Clarendon from Authen- 
tick Papers, publish'd by Authority. — D r . Wallis when he was fourscore 
years of Age or near it could, purely by y e Help of his Memory, multiply 
20 numbers by 20, & then extract y e Cube Root ; w ch as well as his Art 
of Decyphering is an Instance of his Extraordinary Parts. — In the 
Acta Lips, for the Month of July 1696 is a large Account of some 
objections made by M r . Grabe ag* y e Lutheran Religion, & of an Answer 
made to y e same by Spener. M r . Grabe is represented there as being 
much inclin'd to Popery. In pag. 317 of the same Acts in An. eod. is 

30 an Ace* of an Answer made to M r . Grabe?, Doubts by Bernhard Von 
Sanden. — Some of the Musical Authors, publish'd by Meibomius, were 
transcrib'd out of y e publick Library at Oxon, & compar'd with other 
Copies by D r . Langbain of Queen's College, for y e use of Meibomius, who 
procur'd this of M r . Selden. Vide Gudij Ep. p. 56. — Hen. Oldenburg, 
in an Epistle to Georg. Morhofius (vide Gud. Ep. p. 74.) told him that 
then, viz. 1673, they were preparing for y e Press at London Photius's 
Lexicon & upon yt Ace* he desired Morhofius to transmit to them (for 
w ch he would give security) a very fair Copy in the Hands of Gudius. 
Gudius writ learned notes upon the Geoponicks. Qucere whether ever 

4° printed? — Major agius writ Notes upon Quintilian. See ibid. p. 170. . . . 

Dec. 1. Dr. T. Smith, to H. The Votive Shield of Scipio Africanus. 
Kennett and his design of publishing epitaphs. Sir W. Dugdale, before the 
Civil War, had carefully surveyed St. Paul's and other Churches : ' w ch worke 
of his he would mention to mee with great complaisance and joy, and blesse 
God for his conduct and providence in it.' There are abundant materials for 
several new volumes of the Monasticon ; see the writer's Synoptical History of the 

Nov. 30-Dec. 2.] VOL. V, PAGE 361-VOL. VI, PAGE 19. Ill 

— The House of L ds have pass'd y e Bill relating to y 6 Repealing all 
the Clauses, but y* cone. y e Union, pass'd y e last Sessions ab* Scotland. 
They have gone thro' yt for settling the Protestant Religion St the 
Succession. — Pliny's Ep. 8. 1. iv. illustrated in Falconeriuss Notes to 
the Inscriptiones Athlet. p. 36. . . . — M r . Smirke, or the Divine in mode, 
being certain Annotations, upon y 6. Animadversions of y e Naked Truth. 
1676. E. Hickeringall said to be y e Author. — Sebastiani Faschij de 
Nummo Pylsemenis Euergetae Regis Paphlagoniae Epistola. Pas. 1680. 
4°. This will be of great use in another Edition of Justin's Epitome of 
Trogus. — Truth will out &c. by E. W. (i. e. Edw. Worseley ye Soc. Jesu.) 10 
1665. 4 0 . — TP. Hudson tells me y* y e last time he saw M r . Ad. Seller, 
w°k was not long before his Death, and after, he (M r . Seller) told him, 
that he had furnish'd D r . Cave with Abundance of Materials for his 
Hist. Literaria, and complain'd yt y© D r . had rarely acknowledg'd what 
he receiv'd from him. — D r . Cave, in y e Preface to his II d vol. of Hist. 
Literaria gives a great Commendation of Rich. Bury Bp. of Durham, 
and then adds to this Effect, ulinam opulenta ista sedes semper haberet talem 
Episcopum : w ch no doubt is a just Reflection upon y e prest Bp. of 
Durham 1 to whom y e said D r . Cave had Dedicated some of his Works, 
wrch yt Bp. had not acknowledg'd as he was oblig'd in Hon r to have 20 

Books to be got into y e Pub. Library. [9-14 ; 15-18.] . . . 

In Lipsick Acts for y e Year 1699, Mens. Mart. p. 114. in the Acc* of 
the Oxford Edition of Vellejus Paterculus is a gross Blunder, D r . Charlett 
being there made to be y e Editor of that Book (perhaps because himself, 
being very forward always to boast of more than is his due, had so 
reported to young Menckenius when he was here in Oxford) whereas 'tis 
well known yt D r . Hudson was the Publisher of it. . . . 

Dee. 2 (Sun.). In y 6 Philosoph. Transactions, num. 145. for y e Month 
of March i68| is D 1 '. Lister 's Relation of a Roman Monumt found in 30 
ye BPPrick of Durham, & of some Roman Antiquities at York. In the 
same Transactions for y e month of Dec. 1685, Numb. 178, D r . William 
Nicolson (Bp. of Carlisle) hath two Letters cone, two Runic Inscriptions 
at Beaucastle, and Bridekirk. — Ludolf in his Comment, upon his Hist, 
of ./Ethiopia Pr. p. 39. has a Remark about Livy, whether it be now 
intire or no ? — In y e Master of University's Copy of Flor. Wig. is at y e 
Beginning a Reference to a Book in the Pub. Libr. containing the Fasti 
Consular es. It stood according to y e old Placing U. 3. 7. Jur. I believe 
'tis Marianus Scotus. 'Tis intimated so also at y e Beginning of y e Book. 
D r . Langbain compar'd all Marianus Scotus w ttl Florence, & concludes 40 
yt Florence has little of his own, transcribing all from Marianus. See 

Cottonian Library, p. xxxviii. Mr. Ashmole a very exact and careful antiquary. 
Are there any familiar letters of Henry VIII and his son and daughters in 
Bodley ? Asks for particulars of Ep. Ded. and Preface to Dee's Propsedeumata 
Aphorismatica. Dodwell to H. Thanks for transcript of Vettius Valens. 
Must be wary in his title. Explains his views with regard to Lay De- 
privation, communion with usurping Bishops, &c. 

1 D r . Crew. 



[1705 : 

p. 393. He has in some places compar'd Florence w* h y e Saxon Chron. 
In p. 449 he seems to have look'd into Domesday Book from a Note 
in Marg. He has compar'd a MS* in Corpus X ti Col. See pag. 492. 
There is a Marginal Note from a MS* y* Asser translated Boethius & 
not King Alfred, he doing it at y e Command of y e King. — The 
Master has likewise a large folio Book in MS* containing a great many 
things relating to y e University of Oxon & some relating to Cambridge, 
with other Things concerning some other Places, w ch will be of good 
use to one that gives an Acc* of this university Sec. 

10 Dee. 3 (Mon.). M r . Somervile (Commoner of Edm. Hall) told me, 
last night, that amongst y e Ruins of Warwick, caus'd by y e Fire, there 
were lately found, two Roman Urns, full of Brass Roman Coyns, w ch 
are now in the Hands of M r . Smith at or near Warwick, ah Eminent 
Antiquary as he said. One of these Coyns he said was of Julius Ccesar. 
I ask't him w* size it was, supposing that if it had been of y e lesser size 
it might not be so antient. He reply'd ab* as big as a Half-crown, & y fc 
there were others of y e same Bigness. If they could be seen they might 
probably give us some light in the Antiquities of Warwick, w cl1 was 
certainly a Roman Garrison. — This Gentleman likewise told me that 

20 at Warwick amongst other Tombs was taken up one, w ela being open'd 
(some persons having a great desire it should upon account of it's 
belonging to a considerable Noble man) there appear'd an Intire Man ; 
but when 'twas toucht it fell all in pieces but y e Skull. He died, as 
was gather'd from y e Inscription, in y e Reign of Q. Eliz. — 

Out of the Master 1 of University College's Copy of Aihen. Oxon. in a 
spare Leaf at y e End : 

Memorandum that M r . Antony A Wood told M r . Martin several times before 
his Sickness, that he intended to receive the Sacram* at his Hands in the 
Church of Witham the following Christmass. 
30 That during his sickness he was almost constantly attended by M r . Martin, 
M r . Biss &c, who can certifie y* he always desired the Ch. of England Prayers, 
which he had constantly read to him twice a day for y e last week of his sick- 
ness ; that he desired the Sacrament to be given him by M r . Martin ; that He 
himself particularly ordered that it should be inserted in his Will w ch was 
made 3 or 4 days before his Death ; that he died in the Communion of y e 
Church of England as by Law Established : that there was no Papist or re- 
puted Papist that visited him during his last Sickness. 

This was transcribed at the Master's Desire from the original of M r . 
Tanner. — 

40 A Noble L d . (L d . Rochester) moved on thursday last for y p Limiting the L ds 
Justices in y e Act of Succession from consenting to any Act in prejudice of y* 
of uniformity declaring y* unless this was done tho he would not say y e Ch. of 
England was in danger during her Majestie's Life, he could not help thinking 
that it w ld be so upon her demise. This was spoken w th such a peculiar Zeal 
& Emphasis, y* it had a notable Effect on y e House who presently ordered the 
Judges to attend the next day w th y eir Advice how to provide ag* any Hazard 
of this Kind. - 

M r . Wesley has printed a new Book intitled The History ofy e Old 6f New- 
Tesiam* in verse, in 3 vols., dedicated to y e Queen. — The last day of y e 
50 Term a cloud of Informations was brought in by y e Attorney General 

1 D r . Charlett. 

Dee. 2-4.] 


against y e Publick writers & Printers, & the oldest of the Tribe (M r . 
Dyer) was fin d by y e Queens Bench upon an obsolete Information of 
6 years standing. — De Epist. 205 Basilij ad Julianum notae quaedam 
MSS. admodum Rev. Tho. Barlow Episc. Lincoln., ut occurrunt ad Pag. 
225. Exemplaris Basilij in Bibl. Bod. Edit. Par. 1638. [26-36.] . . . — 
Happening to see M r . Kent to Night, as he came thro' Oxon. in a journey 
to Warwick, he told me y* the Lady Franklin to whom he is Chaplain has 
a Daughter who has a Noble Collection (ab* 300 in number) of Roman 
Coyns ; 1 but y* she dispos'd to give them to Trinity College in Cam- 
bridge, of w ch House she had some time since a Brother a member, & y* 
she has no inclination at present, chiefly for y* reason, to give them to 
our Publick Library: but neverthelesse hopes still to prevail w th her, at 
least to give us such as we want, provided we will part w th duplicates for 
y m . He likewise told me y* she has y e whole 26 th Chapter of Matthew 
cut in Greek Letters in paper by a curious Lady, very artificially, of w ch 
nature we have nothing in the Publick Library. 

Dee. 4 (Tu.). Being at Dinner yesterday with D r . Charlett, he was 
pleas'd to tell me y* upon M r . Ant. a Wood's falling ill, he went to him 
(having more interest w th him y n any other Person in Oxon) & told him 
yt 'twas the Opinion of Physitians and others y* his Disease (being a 
Stoppage of Urine) was very dangerous, & therefore desir'd him to pre- 
pare himself for Death by Prayers, and putting his Papers (of w c]l he had 
a great number) into good order : This had so good Effect upon him, 
y* he presently told the Doctor he would take his Advise, & desir'd him 
to let no other Person read Prayers or administer y e Sacrament to him 
but M r . Martin, who promis'd he would not. After this he ask'd the 
Doctor whom he thought the fittest person to leave certain Papers with, 
& to put the rest in order to be dispos'd of as he should give order. He 
told him M r . Tanner. Accordingly M r . Martin came constantly to M r . 
Wood & read Prayers to him, & M r . Tanner sorted all y e Papers, some 
of w c 'k M r . Wood laid by in order to be burnt when himself should give 
a sign to M r . Tanner by stretching out his Hand. When he found him- 
self ready to leave the world, he gave this sign, & M r . Tanner burnt those 
Papers w cb were put by for yt intent. The rest M r . Wood left to y e 
Ashmolean Museum & the Public Library, besides divers to M r . Tanner, 
upon condition he would be honest, & take care (as indeed M r . Tanner 
promis'd & so did D r . Charlett too should be faithfully perform'd) to 
digest & make them publick. The D r . farther told me y fc M r . Wood died 
with a great deal of Patience & Submission, much like a Christian & 
Philosopher. — . . . Goltzius had a Design of engraving all the Coyns of 
the Roman Emperors, as appears from his MSS. now in the King of 
France's Library. See there pag. 3. — ... To day at 10 a Clock was 
a Convocation, and a Letter being read from y e Chancellor on behalf of 
Sam. Hill Archdeacon of Wells, desiring y* wheras he had taken his 
Bachelor of Arts Degree above 30 years since, & was sufficiently known 

1 These Coyns I have had since a view of, being put into my Hands by M r . John 
Thompson, Fellow of Queen's Coll. who succeeded M r . Kent as Chaplain to the Lady. 
He committed them to me on purpose that I might describe them ; w ch accordingly I 
did. He promised to get me a gratuity from the Lady. But he never did it. The 
Coyns are of no great worth, being very much defaced. 

VOL. I. I 



[1705 : 

for his Learning & Zeal to the church, he might be admitted to the Degree 
of Master of Arts, w th out performing any Exercise or keeping Terms, 
paying only the usual Fees : w cl1 was granted, nemine contradicente. 
[Note on Livy XXXVIII. ad fin., from Aul. Gellius cum Notis var.]. . . 
On Sunday last about eleven Clock in y e Evening died Sir William 
Blackelt by whose death an Estate of ten thousand lib s . per An. is 
come to his Son, a Gentleman-Commoner of University College, whose 
Tutor is M r . Clavering, who lately publish'd a piece of Maimonides, he 
being well skill'd in Hebrew, and had some considerable Hand too in 

io the New Hebrew Grammar publish'd by Rabbi Levi : but how it came to 
pass that D r . Beverige Bp. of S*. Asaph would not accept of a Dedication 
of Maimonides propos'd to him I cannot imagine unless it be because 
M r . Clavering is of the Trimming Principles, or because the thing was 
offer'd him by D r . Mill, whose Sincerity he had good reason to doubt 
from his being ready to side with any party y* he sees uppermost. M r . 
Blackett has a Subtutor namely M r . Burman a Master of Arts of y e same 
College, who set out y e late Edition of D r . Plot, & who has y e Character 
of an Honest Man. — . . . M r . Elstob who has printed some Sermons, 
& done some other little Jobs in Learning (vide D r . Hicks Thesaur. 

20 Ascham's Ep., S r . John Cheek's Life by Strype in w cJl last he has made 
a very scurvy and undeserv'd Reflection upon M r . Obadiah Walker) when 
he was of Queen's College appear'd a Candidate for a Fellowship of All 
Souls passing for a South Country Man, but missing this became a 
Northern man, & was upon that elected one of Skirlaw's Fellows of 
University College. The same Trick was plaid by one D r . Stapleton, 
who had a Yorkshire Scholarship in University Col. & afterwards a Fel- 
lowship of All Souls as born in y e Province of Canterbury. Likewise one 
M r . Rob. Grey, first a Commoner of Queen's Col. and afterwards Fellow 
of All Souls, his Parents and Friends living all in New-Castle upon Tine, 

30 upon pretence y* he was accidentally dropt in London, obtain'd a Place 
in Chichley's Foundation. — M r . Bingham of University Coll. reading 
D r . Sherlock's Books imbib'd his false Notions about y e Trinity, & 
preach't some of y m in a Sermon before the University at S*. Peter's in 
the East on S*. Simon and Jude, in y e year 1695 ; upon w ch M r . Beau- 
champ of Trinity College, commonly call'd y e Heretick-Hunter, com- 
plain' d to y e Vice-Chancellor of them who call'd a Meeting of the Pleads 
of Houses &c. in w ch Assembly M r . Bingham's Sermon was censur'd. 
After this it being fear'd yt unless he publickly recanted his Doctrines he 
should be expell'd, y e Master & Fellows of University College suffer'd 

40 him to enjoy a Year of Grace (upon his Promotion at y t time to a Living) 
w th out having a Name in the Buttery Book. The Master of University 
College can tell more about this Gentleman. — On the 2 d Instant 
S r . Cloudsly Shovel had Audience of her Majesty & y e next day was in 
y e House of Commons. The Discourse still continues y t he will be made 
a Peer of this Realm. — M r . Jones who is lately come in Fellow of All 
Souls had vast Interest, divers of the chief Nobility appearing in his 
Behalf as y e Duke of Ormond, Earl of Rochester, L d . Digby, Duke of 
Beaufort, &c. besides all the Heads of Houses in Oxford, that are firm 
to y e Church besides a vast Number of others. His Father has a good 

5° Estate as I am inform'd, & is an ingenious & good Man, & not proud as 

Dec. 4-6.] VOLUME VI, PAGES 43-63. 115 

I was once told. — At the end of the first Edition of Livy at Rome in 1470 
are these verses : Proderat haud multum . . . lectitet ipsa diu. [52-54.] 

Dee. 5 (Wed.). . . . We hear to day y* M r . Hen. Bird, M.A. & fellow 
of Queens Coll. is dead in y e North, whither he retir'd for his Health's 
sake, he being in a Deep Consumption w ch he got (notw* h standing his 
being of a strong body and hardly 30 Years of Age) by continual Bibbing. 
— . . . M r . J. Wasse Fellow of Queen's Coll. in Cambridge I am told by 
one who corresponds with him has laid by (at least for y e Present) his 
design'd Ed. of Marianus Capella de Nuptiis Phil, because one in Holland 
is upon y e same work. He drives at a great many things, & to day his 1 
Friend was in the Publick Library on purpose to consult a passage in the 
MS* Copy of Servius's Com. on Virgil for his use ; whence I suppose he 
may have some design of publishing anew this Author. 

Dec. 6 (Th.). Last thursday (Nov. 29) came on an Election of 
Fellows into Merton College. There were seven elected y* were mem- 
bers of the College, & one y* was of Pembroke, whose Name is Wintley. 
They stile it y e Golden Election because they are all Excell* Scholars, 
especially three or four of them are said to be as good as any in Oxford 
of their standing. — Wintley's Father died just before the Election, & 
within a day or two after he had news of his Mother's lying upon her 
Death-Bed. One of the Candidates was M r . Tanner a Bachelor of Arts 
of Queen's, Brother to M r . Tho : Tanner, Chancellor of Norwich. I am 
told he appear'd very well as to Scholarship, & y* he took his being put 
by very chearfully, & paid his Respects afterwards to the Fellows, whereas 
y e rest, who mist coming in, sneak'd away & seemed to resent it. — Last 
Week D r . Aglionby her Majesty's late Envoy to y e Protestant Cantons 
departed this Life. — . . . M r . Browne Willis is elected Parliam* Man for 
Buckingham. He is an Honest Gentleman, & is well known for his Diligent 
Search into our English Antiquities, in w ch (having a very good Estate) he 
may do very considerable Matters, if he think fit to be generous. . . . 

Out of y e Gazette for Monday. 

Dec. 3. Wheras I William Lenthall of Lincoln's Inn, Gen*, have writ 
and published a Poem cali'd, A Trip to Leverpool, where there are scan- 
dalous Reflections on M r . Manley and M r . Walker ; I do hereby own them to 
be false and groundless, and humbly beg their Pardon ; and do consent that 
this shall be published in what manner they shall think fit. Witness my hand 
this 30 th day of November, 1705. 

Wm. Lenthall. Witness, Wm. Thomson, Tho. Barsham. 

— In a Glass Window of the Chancell of the Church of Thame in 
Oxfordshire is this Coat-Armour, Argent, a Tiger Passant, Regardent, 
gazing in a Mirrour or Looking-Glass, all proper, impaled on the sinister 
side with the Coat-Armour properly pertaining to the Family of de 
Bardis. Neer to this Escocheon is placed this Inscription, Hadrianus 
de Badis Prsebendarius istius Ecclesiae. See Guillim's Heraldry pag. 
144. Ed. Lond. 16 10. — In the Year 169I came out a Treatise in 8°. 
intit. Usury Explain d ; or Conscience quieted in the Case of putting out 
Money at Interest. By Philopenes, i. e. Jo. Dormer h Soc. Jes. In the 
Copy of this Book in the Bodlejan Library, is a MS* Letter added, 
written by the Bp. of Condom, in answer to the Author's Arguments, 
w ch here follows. 

1 2 



[1705 : 

In Castro R°. Upsaliarum die 26 Febr. an. 87. 
Ad casum quern proponit V. Clarissimus, facilis & plana responsio est, hac 
scilicet fixa Regula : lucrum ex mutuo, quod est lucrum ex usura per sese est 
iniquum, & obligat ad restitutionem neque ea obligatio tolli potest per eas 
rationes quas affert V. C. i a . quod fcenus exercuit cum foeneribus : sed nulla 
est haec ratio, cum nec liceat inique agere cum iniquis. nec juvat quae 2 a . ratio 
est ; quod hi quibus suam pecuniam mutuatus est ea locupletati sunt : sive 
enim ilia divitiarum accessio aequa sive iniqua fuerit, non potuit is qui pecu- 
niam mutuo dedit in hujus lucri partem venire, nisi ex contractu legitimae 
10 societatis, quae hie locum non habuit. 3 a . ratio, metus infamise, sed i m . res 
potest agi clanculum, turn vero si publice agatur, honoris magis erit quam 

Quod autem vir Clariss. existimat, posse vel tolli vel minui restituendi 
fcenoris necessitatem propter gravia mala damnaque, quae causa religionis per- 
tulit, nulla est haec ratio : cum suae patientiae mercedes expectare debeat non 
ab hominibus per usuram & lucrum injustum sed a Dei misericordia cumula- 
tissime remunerante fidem ejus atque pietatem. 

Quod V. C. pauperibus quasi aliud agens restitutionem fecit, optimum & ad 
minuendam restitutionem imputandum adversus eos quidem quibus satisfecit : 
20 sed alijs quoque licet ditioribus satisfacere oportet. 

Neque juvat quod V. C. eo animo fuerit, ut pecuniam quidem acciperet 
sponte oblatam, lege autem agere nollet. Neque enim refert quo ipse animo 
fuerit, cum ita videatur egisse cum caeteris, ut ipsi existimarent se ad praestan- 
dam usuram ex pacto teneri. Quod V. C. ait licuisse illi sortem capitalem 
aliter expendendo ad suum emolumentum legitime convertere : nihil est, nisi 
forte eo loco res fuerint ut emolumentum illud verum reale & praesens fuerit : 
tunc enim locus datur remunerando lucro cessanti, ut ajunt ; sed spes lucri 
inanes ac vagas, non licet certa ac presente pecunia repensare. 

Haec sunt V. G. quae pridem respondere debuissem ad doctissimam tuam 
30 consultationem nisi me aliae curae prohibuissent. more posco veniam tibique V. 
rel me in X° sum addictiss. 

J. Benignus Episc. Maldensis. 

A Sober Answer to y e Friendly Debate betw. a Conformist & a Non- 
conformist : By Philagathus (i.e. D r . Roll) Lond. 1669. 8°. — . . . 
The English Translation of Herodian, Printed at London, 1698, 8°., & 
s d in the Title page to have been done by a Gentleman of Oxford, I am 
inform'd was made by M r . 1 Dennison, M.A. & Fellow of University Coll. 
& one of y e Pro-Proctors for this year ; the same Dennison I mean who 
thro' the means of Hum. Wanley & y e indirect, malicious, & foul Prac- 

40 tises of some other Informers, (amongst whom was John Prickett the 
Butler) came in to the room of M r . Usher, who had been duly Elected 
Fellow of y e College ; but the Master not having any kindness for him 
(notw tn standing his being a very Excellent Scholar & a man of Parts) 
by the help of the foresaid Sycophants got him expell'd the University, 
upon an old Story of above two years standing, to y e Great amazement 
of all truely Honest Men in the University & the no small Disgrace of y e 
Master himself. But y e Case being in print by M r . Usher, it must be 
consulted. — The Old Religion demonstrated in its Principles &c. 
Lond. 1684. 8°. The Author Dr. Goodman. — . . . Remember to 

50 inquire of M r . Professor Halley how the Kit Cat Club came to have it's 

1 'Twas not done by M r . Dennison but by one M r . John Thornhill of University 
Col. now a Barrister of Law. 

Dec. 6-7.] 



Name from one Christopher Catling \ — Quaere whether any Acc* was 
sent to Harduin when he publish'd Pliny of the Notes written by John 
Claymond upon y* Author, & whether they are now in Corpus X ti Coll. 
Library ? Quaere also whether his Notes upon Aulus Gellius, Com. in 
Plautum, & Epistolae ad Grynaeum be there also ? & whether any of them 
printed ? — Memorandum that whereas Ant. a Wood says (Ath. Oxon. 
Vol. 1. p. 35.) that John More Son of Sir Tho. More was little better 
y n an Ideot, the contrary to this may be evinc'd from Grynaeus's Dedica- 
tions praefix'd to his Editions of Plato & Proclus's comments upon Plato, 
printed at Basil in the year 1534. — D r . Wells has just put into the 10 
Press at Oxford a Letter to a Dissenting Parishioner, w cb is to be in 
3 Sheets in 8°. — M r . Sherlock Son to D r . Sherlock is enter d upon the 
Mastership of the Temple, he having (as I have hinted before) rec d a 
Grant of it from the Queen. — D r . Baily President of Magd. Col. was 
one of y e King's Chaplains at y e Revolution, & supply'd his turn and 
preach'd before King William once : but not caring to take y e Oaths he 
never appear'd at Court any more. — When the Election for a Member 
to serve for the Corporation of Buckingham came on, my L d . Wharton 
& several others of his Gang appear'd there, & made Interest for one 
Captain Tyrrell (Son to James Tyrrell Esq r .) who was prevail'd with to 20 
leave his Regiment in Flanders & come over to stand for this Place. He 
y e said Capt. Tyrrell (when they came to Poll) had six votes & M r . 
Willis six ; upon w ch the Mob who were concern'd to have a Repre- 
sentative for y e Town made diligent Enquiry after y e 13 th Person, who 
was missing, and at length found y* he was in Prison. After this he was 
brought out, & conducted to y e Market Place where they took y e votes, 
& being askt who he was for, resolutely declar'd he was for M r . Willis. 
The said M r . Willis among other Good things is a man of Great 
Zeal for y e Church w cn he has eminently shewn by laying out a consider- 
able sum of Money in Beautifying and adorning the Church where he 30 
lives. — This Afternoon I saw M r . Pawle, Fellow of Jesus Col. in Cam- 
bridge, at y e Publick Library, who told me y* D r . Bentley had suspended 
the Publication of Horace, as I had also been inform'd before, & y* he 
had most egregiously abus'd D r . Talbot y e former Editor, notw tn standing 
his being highly serviceable in some things to him relating particularly 
to this work, w cn however D r . Bentley had not y e civility to acknowledge. 
He also told me y* he had no acquaintance w th M r . Wasse but y* his 
Character in Cambridge is that he is an ingenious Man ; but I am afraid 
his Parts are but rambling, since M r . Wasse as M r . Pawle told me among 
other things had also some design ab* a Sallust some time since & had 40 
done somew* towards it. 

Dec. 7 (Fri.). M r . Abell (Joseph) of Merton Coll. who took his 
Master of Arts Degree June 18. 1702. was originally of S*. Edm. Hall; 
but when D r . (then M r .) Kennett left yt Hall, whereof he was Vice- 
Principal, in 1695, M r . Abell, as several besides did, went to Lincoln 
College ; from whence, when Bach, of Arts, he was Elected Fellow of 
Merton Col. He has several Translations of Verses &c. into English in 
M r . Potter's Greek Antiquities, and has made a Collection of most of the 

1 It came to be call'd so from him (a Pudding Pye man) w th whose Puddings & 
Conversation the first Founders of the Society were extremely well pleas'd. 



[1705 : 

Editions of Aristotle's Ethicks ad Nicomachum w th an Intent (if good 
Fellowship does not hinder) to put out a more accurate & compleat 
Edition of this work y n is hitherto extant, with Notes. See more of him 
in some of the foregoing Volumes. — . . . The Scotch are so well 
pleased W^ 1 her Majestie's Governm* y* they will raise ioooo men to 
prosecute the War in Catalonia. — M r . Neocorus has stole Alemannus's 
Correction of Suidas w tl] out acknowledgment. See Alem. notes upon 
Procopius's Hist. Arcana p. 22. — Just publish'd The Memoirs of y* 
Great Minister of State Cardinal Wolsey, giving an Ace* of his Rise & 
10 Fall &c. Publish'd on purpose to prevent the Queen's being ingross'd 
by any particular Favourite. . . . 

Sir Edw. Acton Bar. of Queen's Coll. was created M.A. of the University 
of Oxon. in the Year 1667, Apr. 23. There was one Edw. Acton of Hart- 
Hall, who went out A.M. May 9. 1674. There have been other Actons of 
this University, as Francis Acton of Braz-nose Coll. who went out A.M. 
Jul. 4. 1 68 1. John Acton of Hart-Hall, who took the Deg. of Bach, of Civil 
Law March 2. 1684. Paul Acton of New-Coil, who took his A.M. Deg. 
June 3. the same year. Tho. Acton of X* Church, who took his A.M. Deg. 
June 28. 1665. and that of Bach, of Div. July 14. 1683. Mich. Acton of New 
20 Coll. who took his A.M.'s Deg. Janu. 14. 1689. One M r . Acton was 4 or 5 
years since a Gentleman Commoner of S*. Edm. Hall. His Tutor was M r . 
Tho. Mills, between whom there was a great Intimacy, & Milles expected 
some preferment from him. He has now a Brother Commoner of Baliol Col- 
lege, where he was enter'd last Summer, being design'd for Edm. Hall, but 
Milles perswaded him (contrary to his Brother's Intention) to go to Baliol. — 

Rich. Adams of Braz. Nose Coll. who took his A.M.'s Deg. May 29. 
1 65 1, and has publish'd divers Sermons, as may be seen in Ant. a 
Wood's Athen. Oxon. & the Appendix to y e Bodlejan Catalogue, is not 
to be taken to be y e same with Rich. Adams of All-Souls Coll. who went 

30 out A.M. Oct. 16. 1675. B. M. Dec. n. 1679. and Doct. of Phys. Jul. 9. 
1684. the former being a Non-Conformist Preacher and y e latter Principal 
of Magd. Hall, whither he never comes but once or twice a Year to 
receive his Cash. Besides these two there have been of this university 
Charles Adams of Braz. nose Col. who took his A.M.'s Deg. Jul. 9. 1663. 
Fitzherbert Adams of Lincoln Coll. who took his A.M.'s Deg. Jun. 4. 
1675. his Bach, of Divinity's Jan. 23. 1682. & was upon the Death of 
D r . Tho. Marshall made Rector of his college May 2. in 1685. in oppo- 
sition to his most 'Learn'd & Conscientious Tutor D r . George Hickes, 
who was put by chiefly for this reason, because he was like to prove 

4° a good Disciplinarian. However it must be acknowledg'd that tho' 
M r . Adams (who took his Doctor of Divinity's Deg. Jul. 3 the same 
year he came in Rector & was at length made Prebendary of Durham) 
be not a Scholar, yet he has been a considerable Benefactor to y e 
College. He was Vice-Chancellor in the years 1695 & 1696. and is 
now living. — 

Other Men of the name of Adams of this university are Rich. Adams of 
Magd. Col. who went out A.M. June 27. 1684. and B.D. Feb. 4. 1695. He is 
Brother to the Rector of Lincoln. Sam. Adams of Line. Coll. (who was 
50 originally of Cambridge) & took his A.M.'s Deg. as a member of this Coll. 
Apr. 16. 1670. & y* of Bach, of Div. Nov. 20. 1677. Sam. Adams of Exet. 
Col. who went out A.M. June 23. 1679. & Bach. Eiv. Aug. 6. 1690. Sylv. 
Adams of Alb. Hall who went out A.M. Jan. 19. 1663. Will. Adams of 

Dec. 7-8.] 



Line. Coll. who went out A.M. March 16. 1663. Will. Adams of Bal. Coll. 
who went out A.M. Apr. 22. 1670. Another Will. Adams of Line. Coll. who 
went out A.M. Jun. 8. 1683. Sam. Adams of Magd. Col. who went out A.M. 
1693. & has been since one of the Head Proctors. He is now fellow of y* 
House, Moral Philosophy Reader (tho' he does not understand one word of 
Aristotle) & an Affected, proud Person. Simon Adams of Univ. Col. who 
went out A.M. Jun. 25. 1694. Will. Adams of X* Ch. who went out A.M. 
May 19. 1698. And another of y* name who went out y e year after March 
20. one of w ch has publish'd Cornelius Nepos a pretty Edition, is a quaint 
Preacher & has ready for y e Press Horace with Notes, which perhaps may 10 
come out when D r . Bentley shall be pleas'd to publish his Edition & Another 
of y* Name too who went out A.M. of this House Jul. 4. 1704. Knightley 
Adams of Line. Coll. who took his A.M.'s Deg. Jun. 18. 1702. He is related 
to y e Rector but being a good companion, when he stood for orders was turn'd 
by for Deficiency, tho' he has got them since. Sam. Adams of New Col. who 
went out A.M. Nov. 19. 1702. John Adams who publish'd an Essay cone. 
Self-Murther, Lond. 1700. 8°. is a Cambridge Man. He has Sermons in Print. 
— One J. Adams has printed in a thin folio, Lond. 1680. Index Villare, or an 
Alphabetical Table of all y e Cities, Market Towns, &c. in England & Wales; 
w ch is a Book of good use. See more of him at y e Beginning of y* Work. . . 20 

Rights of y e Kingdom: or, Customs of our Ancestors, touching y e 
Duty, Power, Election, or Succession of our Kings and Parliam ts , &c. 
Lond. 1682. 40. This Book (which is exceedingly erroneous and sedi- 
tious, decrying Monarchy and magnifying the Extravagant Power of 
Parliam ts ) was printed in Oliver Cromwell's time under y e Name of 
M r . Bacon of Grayes Inn, but now it came out without y e Author's 
Name. . . 

Dee. 8 (Sat.) Lancelot Addison of Queen's coll. took his Bach, of 
Arts Deg. Jan. 25. 1654. that of Master Jul. 4. 1657, and July 6. 1675. 
accumulated y e Degrees of Bach. & Dock of Divinity. He died a year 30 
or two since being then Dean of Lichfield. Amongst other things he 
hath written, The present State of the Jews. Lond. 1676. 8°. The 
present State of Mahumedism, Lond. 1679. 8°. Seasonable Discourse 
about Catechism. Lond. 1674. 8°. His Son Joseph Addison, who took 
his A.M.'s Deg. Feb. 14. 1693. being then of Magd. Coll. is an ingenious 
Man, & besides the Travells lately publish'd & other things has verses 
in the Musse Anglicanas, to w c k he praefix'd a Preface. D r . Addison has 
another Son of Magd. Coll. who went out A.M. Feb. 3. 1702. He was 
originally of Queen's, whence he was elected Demy into Magd. Coll. 
but I think he has writ nothing yet, tho' as to parts qualify'd for it. — 40 
Anthony Addison of Queen's col took his A.M. Deg. Jun. 14. 1681. & 
y* of Bach, of Div. Jul. 10. 1691. being then Fellow of the College, He 
was afterwards made vicar of S*. Helen's in Abington & Chaplain to his 
Grace the Duke of Marlborough. He has printed, A Sermon preach'd 
at S*. Helen's in Abington on the Day of Thanksgiving to Almighty 
God, Sept. 7 th . 1704. for the late Glorious Victory obtained over y e 
French & Bavarians at Bleinheim &c. on Psal. 68. 28. Oxon. 1704. 4 0 . 
Dedicated to y e D. of Marlborough. — 

Propaedeumata Aphoristica Joannis Dee, Londinensis, de praestantior- 
ibus quibusdam naturae virtutibus. London 1568. 4 0 . 5° 

[' Typographus Lectori.' Abstract of the Dedication to Mercator, with 
extract. Preface. (94-103).] 



[1705 : 

D r . Hyde has interpreted in Latin some of the Chinese words in 
Confucius's works. See Arch. Bod. A. num. i. &c. & so also of some 
other Chinese Books in y* Place. — In Bodley's Archives A. 73. are 
M r . Rich. Greenham's works Printed at Lond. 1605. covered w*^ velvet 
& boss'd with Silver, given by M rs . Priscilla Pownoll of Bristol, whose 
Arms are there drawn, viz. . . Sable, A Cross argent, charg'd w th another 
of the first, between four Escallop Shells, of the 2 d . There is one 
M r . Edward Pownoll of the same Family living now in the Parish of 
Shottesbrook in Berks, who was formerly Register of Bristol, & had 

10 a good Estate besides part of w ch lay in the Parish of White-Waltham 
in y e said County of Berks ; but he at last lost his Register's Place, 
because he did not look after it himself, but imploy'd a Deputy : upon 
w ch entring into a tedious suit of Law he was forc'd to sell all his Estate 
to defray the charges being overthrown. He is a non-juror, & speaks 
with a great deal of Indignation ag* K. William &c. — The L ds on 
Friday Resolved that the Church of England redeem'd by K. W m . is 
in a safe & flourishing Condition under her Majesty's Government & y* 
whoever goes about to suggest y* the Church is in danger is an Enemy 
to the Queen, y e Church & y e Kingdom. — Moderation in fashion, 

20 or an Answer to a Treatise, written by Francis Tallents, Entit. A short 
History of Schism &c. wherein his scandalous Abuse of the Primitive 
Fathers &c. is plainly detected & Refuted, by S. G. (suppos'd to be 
Sam 1 Grascomb) a Presbyter of y e Church of England. 

Dee. 9 (Sun.). D r . Smaldrich having some Acquaintance w th Bp. 
Burnett went to present him w th his Sermon preach'd before y e Queen 
last 5th of November. He was presently admitted to y e Bp., but was 
receiv'd and dismiss'd by him w th out one single word from ye Bp. The 
reason whereof is suppos'd to be the D rs . Speech in Convocation to 
prove y e Church was in danger. — M r . Wotton is made Prebendary 

30 of Sarum in Room of M r . Scarborough deceas'd. — M r . Ant. Addison 
a little after he got a Fellowship of Queen's College was made Chaplain 
to D r . Gulston Bp. of Bristol, with whom he liv'd till the Bp.'s Death, 
& preach'd his Funeral Sermon upon these Words of Scripture, A man of 
understanding is of an Excellent Spirit. This same Sermon, mutatis 
mutandis, he preach'd on a Sunday Morning at St. Maries when y e 
Judges happen'd to be at Church, & one Robin Parsons, (formerly of 
University College, now Archdeacon of Glocester, who preach'd mad 
L d . Rochester's Funeral Sermon) hearing M r . Addison, when he came 
out of the Church said, He was an impudent Fellow for stealing before 

40 the Judges. For, says he, this Sermon was my Friend M r . Pindar's of 
University College : w cl1 was certainly true, several Persons comparing 
M r . Pindar's printed Sermon with w* they could remember of M r . Addison's. 
— This same Addison who was one of those concern'd in turning by 
M r . Hudson from a Fellowship in Queen's College, was a proud, Huffing, 
conceited Fellow, but abundantly mortify'd by the Discovery of this 
Sermon, & his marrying a nasty Cook's widow of neither Fortune, 
Beauty, nor Reputation. Upon w ch he was contented to take a small 
Living from Queen's College call'd Hampton Powel near Oxford. — 

'Tis he. 

Dec. 8-9.] 

VOLUME VI, PAGES 104-114. 


Dean Addison when he was a young man at Queen's had his Eye 
accidentally struck out by a small Bone flung at him in jest. He was 
Terrse Filius in y e year 1657, & reflecting upon D r . South in his Speech 
y e D r . stood up, & said 6 monstrum horrendum, informe, ingens, cui 
lumen ademptum. Some time after w cn he was turn'd by a Fello[w]ship 
of Queen's, and after that he went along w th S r . Benjam. Bathurst into 
Spain who ever after had a kindness for him & help'd him to his Prefer- 
ment. — Arch. A. Bod. 74. A Book of Prayers, curiously illuminated 
w cl1 belong'd (as is said) formerly to King Hen. VIII. About 400 years 
old. — Arch. A. Bod. 76. A Curious Book containing Pictures of all 10 
the Turkish Habits. — ib. 81. Basinij Parmensis Astronomicon Carmine 
Latino, cum Constellationum Figuris. 'Tis a 4 to . Book & y e Constella- 
tions are curiously illuminated. Quaere whether ever printed ? — I find 
two or three things of his printed, but not this. At the Beginning is 
this Distich : 

Accipe & hsec manuum tibi quae monumenta mearum 

Sint, precor & longum servi testentur amorem. 

Ang. — Aquil. 

Ib. 87. King James the first's Works in Latin, printed at Lond. 1619. 
fol. Bound in velvet. Given by the King Himself, whose Handwriting 
appears at y e Beginning, viz. Jacobus Rex D.D. immediately under w cn 20 
is this written by another Hand viz., 

Jacobus D. G. Magnae Britannia?, Francise & Hiberniae Rex, Fidei Defensor, 
qui majorum titulis literarum decus addidit, & musas pulla lugentes in veste 
solio imposuit purpuratas ; qui Catholicam fidem non ferro & igne (quod ijs 
relinquit qui nihil sibi reliquerunt in veritate praesidij) sed stilo & voce asse- 
ruit ; qui mitrae ambitione scriptis pessundata, 1 hoc regij otij negotium sibi 
ideo voluit superesse, ut posteris suis impensi temporis ratio constaret, exsta- 
retque quod imitarentur, quodcunque res posceret, exemplum. Itaque suae 
Oxoniensi Academiae, sanctissimo Mnemosynes fano, fido Literariae Reipublicae 
tabulario, hoc depositum credidit, monumentum bonae mentis, aeternumque 3° 
amoris sui pignus, quo sic literas prosequitur, ut inter earum cultores in Bib- 
liotheca publica locum ambiat, qui quotus qualisque futurus sit, Almae matris 
arbitrio permittit. 

Georgius Calvert, Secretarius. 
ib. num. 89. A Chronology from the Floud to our Saviour, folio. 
'Twas formerly M r . Tho. Underbill's A.M. who gave it here. It cost 
him, as appears at ye Beginning 3 lib s . 6s. 8d. In the Register it is 
express'd that the Author was Hugh Broughton. Upon w cn having 
recourse to M r . Broughton's Works, before w ch there is put a Preface 
giving some Account of his Life by D r . Lightfoot, I find there y* D r . 40 
Lightfoot tells us that the first Book w ch made M r . Broughton known 
to the World was his publishing his Book called A Concent of Scrip- 
ture, which came out 1588. M r . John Speed, a man well known, 
was Overseer of the Press for its Printing, a Taylor by Trade, but, by 
Acquaintance with M r . Broughton, grown very studious in y e Scriptures, 
& by His Directions grown very skillfull in them. While this was 
Printing, M r . Speed, by M r . Broughton's direction gathered all the 
Genealogies of the Bible into one view, & at last they were published 
under his Name, in the form we have them before our Bibles. But it 

1 [See original, an omission here. — D r . Bliss]. 



[1705 : 

was M r . Broughton, that directed, & digested them, and there are yet 
fair Manuscripts of them to be shewed (amongst w ch this in the Bodlejan 
Library I take to be one being a very fair Neat Book) some whereof 
have the Names in Hebrew, and Greek, and some in y e Latin Letter, 
& in some of them M r . Broughton's own Hand. And one that attended 
him, Dorman, or Dalman, or of such a Name, had made such a Col- 
lection, by the Direction of his Master, before M r . Speed had collected 
his one view. Yet notwithstanding this, when the Genealogie came to 
be published, because the Bp s . would not suffer M r . Broughton's name 

i o to be prefixed, M r . Speed went away w th all the credit & profit ; so y* 
M r . Speed would often confess y* M r . Broughton was a great Friend to 
him. & y* he owed his Livelyhood in a manner to him : upon w c k } rt 
Act of his is to be wonder'd at, which himself mention'd to some of 
M r . Broughton's Friends, viz. That he had as many Manuscripts of 
M r . Broughton's, as he could hold in his Arms, holding his Arms en- 
compass'd : but, saith he, I have burnt them all ; for reason not 
known. Inquire farther about this, and remember yt the Catalogue 
of MS ts be alter'd in the Title of this Book. — Ibid. num. 90. Rob. 
Hare Collectio Privilegiorum & Libertatum universitatis Oxon. It com- 

20 mences w th the time of Hen. 3 d & reaches as low as the 34th vear G f Q. 
Elizabeth. M r . Hare made another such Collection for the use of Cam- 
bridge w cl1 was done before this. It has a Preface, neatly & handsomly 
penn'd at the Beginning to the Chancellor &c. — Ibid. num. 91, Liber 
diversorum privilegiorum statutorum & rerum Memorabilium universitatis 
Oxon. fol. 

Dec. 10 (Mon.). The ArchbP. of York, the Bps. of London, Bath & 
Wells, and the Bp. of S*. Asaph were the only spiritual L ds . that spoke for 
y e Churches being in danger on Thursday last, particularly from the great 
number of Seminaries erected all over the Kingdom by the Dissenters 

30 for instructing their children in different Principles. — . . . Sixty of the 
L ds voted y e Church not in Danger, 30 yt 'tis. The same was consider' d 
of in y e House of Commons, on Saturday, & upon a Division 'twas 
carry'd that 'tis not in Danger, Noes 212 Yeas 161. — . . Arch. Bod. A. 
136. The Crucifixion of our Saviour, w th Pictures colour'd of the S ts & 
Inscriptions underneath in Greek. — In the same place num. 144. is a 
Book, containing a Collection of Indian Pictures most neatly done. — 
The Customers Replie &c. By Tho. Milles. Lond. 1604. Here are 
several MS* Additions. It stands Arch. A. 145. — lb. 153. Xenophontis 
Cyropsedia Graece. Tis an old Copy fairly written, & should have been 

40 compar'd by all means in the Oxford Edition by D r . Wells. lb. 154. 
The History of the Bible from Genesis to Job most splendidly illuminated. 
Some have computed y* it could not cost less y n a thousand lib s . to do it. 
— In a Book writ by D r . Pitcarne a Scotch man, (who was for some 
time Professor of Physick at Leyden) intit. De inventoribus rerum, he has 
made D r . Gregory, our Savilian Professor of Astronomy, the first Author 
of y e Quadratura curvarum linearum, upon w ch several persons, taking 
Notice that this was sometime before treated of by S r . Isaac Newton in 
his Lectures kept in Trinity College Library Camb. w c]l some Scotchmen 
got admittance to, (stealing several remarkable Things out of them) 

50 D r . Gregory & his Friends were so asham'd at this Discovery, that what 

Dec. 9-11.] 

VOLUME VI, PAGES 114-127. 


Pitcarne had said of D r . Gregory was left out in y e 2 d Edition of it. S r , 
Isaac Newton has complain d that D r . Gregory, who borrow'd most of 
the best materials in his Book of Astronomy from Sir Isaac, has made 
little or no mention of him but just in his Preface : so y* S r . Isaac fearing 
least y* in Process of time D r . Gregory's Book might happen to be printed 
w th out this Preface, and consequently he be thought the Author of what 
S r . Isaac himself had before him discovered, resolv'd to make another 
Edition of His Book call'd Principia Math. — To shew that the Dutchess 
of Marlborough (commonly call'd Queen Zarah,) has the Ascendant over 
the Queen I could not but remark these two Instances ; The first is, 10 
That when the Queen had made a Grant to one M r . Dobyns of a Living 
( w ch Dobyns was a Master of University Coll. & Pupil to D r . Hudson) 
the said Queen Zarah made the Queen recall the Grant before it pass'd 
the Seals, upon this suggestion of Zarah's, That His Father voted against 
Killigrew at S*. Albans. The second is this, That when Prince George 
(who is lookt upon as a man of little Spirit & understanding) sollicited 
the Queen his wife for a Place for some Friend of his, Zarah who hap- 
pend to be by at that time, cry'd out, X t Madam I am promts d it before. 
— D r . Tho. Guidott an ingenious (but vain, conceited, whimsical) Physi- 
tian at y e Bath, amongst other Books publish'd Theophilus de urinis out 20 
of a MS* in the Bodlejan Library, & never had y e Civility to send a Copy 
to y e Library, as he was oblig'd to do. 

Dee. II (Tu.). . . Chronica Juridicialia or a General Calendar of the 
Years of our L d . God &c. Lond. 1685. 80. The Author — Cook a 
Lawyer. — Rad. Fornerij Rerum Quotidianarum libri III. . . Pliny Jun. 
emended in. Fornerius. — Hen. Aldrich of X* Church took y e Deg. of 
A.M. Apr. 3. 1669. & was made Canon of y* House Feb. 15. 1681. in 
the Room of D r . Sam. Speed. In w ch year (Mar. 2) he accumulated the 
Degrees in Divinity, and on the 17 of June 1689 he was installed Dean 
of the same place, in room of M r . Joh. Massey, who withdrew himself 30 
from y* office in y e latter End of Nov. going before. This D r . Aldrich, 
is a most ingenious, Learned man, &, w ch is above all, a sincere Member 
of the church of England, as he has shew'd by divers of his late Proceed- 
ings, whilst Prolocutor to the Lower House of Convocation during the 
last Sessions. He is likewise a most affable complaisant Gentleman & 
has nothing in him of Affectation. Amongst other things he has written, 

A Reply to two Discourses cone, the Adoration of our B. Saviour in y e Holy- 
Eucharist. Oxon. 1687. 4 0 . W ch Discourses were written by M r . Abr. 
Woodhead & publish'd by M r . Obadiah Walker. — Artis logicse Compendium. 
Oxon. 1696. 8°. for the use of the Hon ble M r . Charles Boyle now Earl of 40 
Orrery, W ch Book is scurrilously spoken of by D r . Rich. Bently in his An- 
swer to M r . Boyle's ingenious Discourse ag* D r . Bentley's Dissertation upon 

D r . Aldrich has also critical notes in the Marmora Oxon. upon some 
obscure Places relating to musick not understood by the Publisher 
D r . Prideaux. He has also taken care to continue the new Years Gift 
since the Death of Bp. Fell, & there is one of his Relations (of the same 
name w** 1 himself,) a Bach, of Arts of X*. church (an ingenious young 
man especially in Poetry) who is now taking pains ab* Homer's Odysses 
design'd for a new years Gift for the next Year. 50 



[1705 : 

Arch. Bod. A. num. 161. A folio Book containing the Statutes of the 
University & divers other things pertaining to it, collected by M r . George 
Darrell Proctor of the University. An. 1604. — lb. num. 166. Registra- 
rium FF. sive Liber Epistolarum Universitatis Oxon. ab anno Domini 
1508 usque ad an. 1597. In fol. 17. b. is the University's Letter to 
Cardinal Wolsey in 1514, 6 Kal. Jul. as also in fol. 18. b, fol. 19. b, fol. 
21. b. &c. In this Book are a great many scribblings of William Smith 
A.M. of University Coll. most of them of very little or no moment, as 
most of his other things are w ch (contrary to his oath) he has inserted in 

10 several Books of the Library. There are some also of Ant. a Wood & 
Bryan Twyne. This Book of great use to him y* shall write Cardinal 
Wolsey's Life. In fol. 54 b. is King Hen. Villi's Letter to the Univer- 
sity desiring they would make M r . Rob* Porret under Beadle of Divinity 
that place being vacant dated at the Manor of Newehall 29 Sept. 1522. 
In fol. 58. a. is the same King's Letter (dated Nov. 25. an. 1522) to Tho. 
Shelton mayor of Oxofi. commanding him to set at Liberty & restore to 
him his Goods Tho. Pantrey Squire Beadle of Arts in Oxon, whom he 
had seiz'd as being a Frenchman. The same King's Letter in fol. 64. a. 
to Walt. Gover and Rich. Wakelyn Bayliffs of the Town of Oxon com- 

20 manding them to redress certain Abuses in Victuals sold & bought in y e 
University, dated at Woodstock Oct. 18. 1523. Three Letters of the 
same King (in fol. 104. a. &c.) to the University relating to his Divorce, 
the first dated March 5. i5§£, at Windsor— the 2d at Windsor March 6 th 
an. ejusd. The 3 d at Windsor March 27 th . 1530. In fol. 105. a. is a 
Letter of the same King to the University about sundry matters to be de- 
clar'd to them by D r . Bell one of his Counsell, dated March 6 th at Windsor 
an. 15!$ • In fol. 106. b. is another of his to the University ab* y* Divorce 
dated at Windsor Apr. 13. 1530. In fol. 107. b. His Letter to the Uni- 
versity for Wm. Standish A.M. & Fellow of Magd. Coll. to succeed Tho. 

30 Key Registrarie of the University, w cb Letter is w th out Date, but M r . Wood 
in Ath. Oxon. Vol. I. p. 136 referrs it to y e year 1543. tho' here it comes 
under y e year 1541. Ibid. His Letter to y e University, dated at Green- 
wich Apr. 23. 1541. cone, the Electing of Proctors &c. Fol. 109. a. His 
Letter to y e University, desiring an Account of the Articles of Wickliff 
condemn'd by them, but also of the Confirmation thereupon of the counsel 
of Constance, dated Jul. the last, An. ejusd. In fol. 125. b. His Letter to 
y e University for Electing John Glyn Yeoman Bedle of Arts, dat. at Green- 
wich July 6 th An. D. 1533. regn. 25 th . — 'Tis reported for certain M r . 
Jo. Addison is marry'd to the Countess-Dowager of Warwick. — M r . 

40 Bromley in the Close of his Speech (in the House of Commons) about y e 
Churche's being in danger gave this Instance of its being so, that the 
L d Godolphin was now the Prime Minister of State, who in King James's 
time was one of the Privv Councel for sending the Bp s to y e Tower. — 
M r . Charles Boyle, now L d . Orrery, is marry'd to the Lady Eliz. Cecil. — 
Bp. Patrick made a Speech in y e House of L ds to have y e two Universi- 
ties visited, especially (as he was pleas'd to say) that insolent University 
of Cambridge, w°h put a slur upon a very Hon ble person (L d Godolphin's 
Son) who had the Royal Recommendation to be y eir Representative. — 
I am told by D r . Hudson that M r . Thoresby of Yorkshire has a great 

50 Collection of Original Letters of Persons famous for their Learning. He 

Dec. 11-12. 

VOLUME VI, PAGES 128-141. 

has a good Collection of Coyns (as may appear by w* I have said of him 
before) & other Curiosities. 

Dec. 12 (Wed.). A Letter from S r . John Packington to D r . Lloyd 
Bp. of Worcester communicated to me by D r . Charlett. 

Westwood, June y e 6 th , 1705. 

My Lord, — The Esteem and Veneration I have always had for your order, 
& the Belief I have that some People, not only put you upon acting those 
things w ch very much lessen your Character in the world, but also represent 
Matters by a false Light w ch leads to Errour, together with a desire I have to 
free myself from any Imputation, is the occasion of your Lordships being 10 
troubled with this. 

Your Lordship has been extreamly misinform'd by those that have told you 
that I had any prejudice either to y e Bishops in general, or to your self in 
particular ; our Form of Church Government I believe to be the best in y e 
World, & consequently I respect y e Heads of it, neither should I have ap- 
peared against your Person but in the necessary Vindication of my self and 
Friends. I am not conscious of any Provocation I have given you, unless it's 
reckoned one to vote and Act in the House of Commons, according to the 
best of my Judgment for the Service of the Church and Nation ; when your 
Lordship first shew'd your Displeasure, and thought fit to asperse me in every 20 
place, making me a Drunkard, Lewd and Guilty of all sort of Vice, & not 
content with this you rak't up the Ashes of the Dead, accusing my whole 
Ancestry with the same Faults, who are now uncapable of justifying them- 

Your Lordship did not stop here but proceeded to treat with the utmost 
severity all my Friends y* you had any Power or Influence over. Some you 
turn'd out, others you threaten'd, & to all you appear'd very angry, for no 
other Reason than their Voting for me. I think I may now say with Modesty 
That the Resentments you shew'd were very extraordinary for a Churchman, 
& that your Lordship did not do yourself much Honour by Acting after such 30 
a Manner. For admitt 1 was culpable as your Lordship represented me, you 
that are so good a Textuary cannot but be sensible I ought to be admonished 
first privately, & then in the presence of two or three Witnesses before being 
publickly expos'd ; & even Hereticks are not to be rejected, 'till after the first 
and second Admonition ; & if I was in an Errour as to Principles, your Lord- 
ship should have endeavour'd to convince me before you condemn me. This 
I must confess is very strange to me that I should disoblige a Bishop of the 
Church of England, & that the Dissenters should be more in His Favour than 
a Member of it, or that it should be reckon'd Persecution of them to keep 
them out of y* Power they have ever made ill use of, which so many Families 40 
do yet feel & particularly my own. My Lord I have represented things to 
you w th much Truth and Plainness, not to pursue Pique or Revenge. And it 
will be your own Fault, if this appears upon the Stage again. I have dayly 
brought to me greater Cause of Complaint than ever against your Lordship ; 
I have several Letters to produce on occasion & am urg'd by many of my 
Friends to right them as far as lyes in my Power. There are some who are 
Sufferers upon my Account already, & others that are like to become so 
themselves and Families, & I find the Strictness of the Canon only made use 
of to the Disadvantage of my Friends. I forbear to mention many vexatious 
and unneighbourly Proceedings against your own Tenants. But your Lord- 50 
ship must give me leave to tell you once more, that this way of Acting neither 
consists with Christian Charity in respect of yourself, nor with the Liberty of 
a Free Parliament in respect to y e Votes ; it being contrary to y e Constitution, 
that threats or any Compulsive Methods should be made use of to gain or 
hinder any Elector from voting for whom he pleases. I have nothing more to 
add but to assure your L d ship that it lyes wholly in your Power to put an End 

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to these Disputes by ceasing to persecute my Friends ; But if your Lordship 
does not I must with great Regret endeavour again to right myself & them. 
I am with all imaginable Duty (unless your Lordship give me cause to y e con- 
trary) as you were pleased to conclude in one of your Letters, 
Your Lordships most obedient 

humble Serv* 

J. ^ 

There is an Index come. out pointing to divers of the Ridiculous, 
childish observations made by M r . Addison in his travells. In one sheet 

10 in 8°. — The Arms of the University of Oxon are A field Jupiter, a 
Book Expansed in Fesse, Luna, garnished, having seven Labels with 
Seales, Sol, & this Inscription, Sapientia & Felicitate Saturne, between 
three Crowns of the Third. This Bearing appeareth to be very ancient, 
from yt which is ingraven in the Top of S*. Samson's Church at Greke- 
lade, in 1 Gloucestershire, w ch is an Argument that this University (as is 
commonly held) was first planted there in the old Britains' time. The 
Book it self some have thought to signifie yt Book mention'd in y e Reve- 
lations, having Seven Seals ; but these here are taken rather to be the 
seven Liberal Sciences, & y e Crowns to be the Reward of Learning and 

20 Wisdome ; & the Triplicity of the Crownes are taken to represent the 
three Cardinal Professions or Faculties before Specified. The Inscription 
has varied according to variety of times ; some having Sapientia & Feli- 
citate ; others (& that very Ancient) Deus illuminatio mea; others this; 
Veritas liberabit, Bonitas regnabit ; & others thus ; In principio &c. ; In 
the Beginning was the word, & y e word was w th God. Vide Guillim's 
Heraldry. This must be consider'd of in my Notes to S r . John Spelman's 
Life of King Alfred. - M* Tho. Wise, B.D. & Fellow of Exeter College, 
has just published The Reason and Philosophy of Atheism confuted, being 
for y e most p fc either an Abridgment or Improvemt of D r . Cudworth's 

30 Intellectual System. 4>. The Bulk of it deters most from either buying 
or reading it. — In the Register above mention'd FF. Arch. Bod. 166. 
in fol. 127. b. is K. H. 8th's Letter to the University for chosing the Bp. 
of Line. (D r . John Longland) chancellor of the University, & cone, a 
Question about the Power and Practise of the Bp. of Rome, dat. at 
Greenwich May 18. 1534. — In fol. 129. a. His Letter to them for chosing 
John Powlet M.A. Proctor in room of Dunstan Lacie deceased, dat. from 
the Manner of Langlay Sept. 13. a 0 . 1534. the 25 th (or rather 26^) 
Regni. — Arch. A. Bod. 168. Principal Passages of Affairs between y 6 
two Kingdoms of England & France under y 6 Reigns of K. Edw. III. & 

40 K. H. 5. of France, &c. dedicated to K. Charles the I. &c. Quaere who 
the Author ? He says in the Dedication that he translated it out of an 
old MS* in Latin. He gives a great Commendation of Titus Livius who 
writ the Life of Hen. Vth. It may be worth printing in a Continuation 
of D r . Gale's Collection. I suppose it may have been taken out of some 
such Book as S r . John Osborne lent to D r . Hudson. — In this Vol. also 
is S r . Fra. Vere's Journey of Cales, His Island Jorney, & his Defeat at 
Turnhoult. — lb. num. 169. Argumenta facta pro successione Regis 
Angliae ad Regnum Franciae, cum alijs id genus. — lb. num. 170. A Dutifull 

1 Wiltshire. 

Dec. 12 13.] 

VOLUME VI, PAGES 141-153. 


Defence of the Lawfull Regiment of women by Hen. Howard (Son to 
Hen. Howard Earl of Surrey & afterwards) Earl of Northampton, in Fol. 
This Book w ch is most learnedly written was never yet printed. This 
Earl of Northampton was reckoned the most learned of the Nobility in 
England, & for yt Reason had his Earldom conferr'd on him by K. James 
I st . — lb. num. 171. Catalogus Codic. MSS. in Bibliotheca Caesarea 
Viennae. — lb. 172. Catalogus MSS. Bibliothecae Vaticanae. Done by 
Sam. Slade of Merton College, w clx is not taken notice of by Ant. a 
Wood, who nevertheless in the Fasti mentions his Great Assistance to 
S r . Hen. Savile in his Edition of Chrysostome. — In this vol. is also a 10 
Catalogue of the MSS ts given by Cardinal Bessarion to the Basilica of 
S*. Mark at Venice, made by Bessarion himself whose Epistle is prefix' d 
to Xtophe Maure Doge of Venice, which will be of good use to him that 
shall give an Ace* of y e MSS ts here or of those sav'd since the taking of 
Constantinople &c. — In the same Vol. likewise is Catalogus Librorum 
MSS. Mediceae Bibliothecse Florent: And of the Elector Palatine's at 
Heidelberg. — lb. 176. Arguments for y e succession of y e Kings of 
England to France. — Just printed at y e Theatre Josippon seu Josephi 
Ben-Gorionis Historian Judaicae Libri sex integri hactenus inediti, nunc 
primum ex Hebraeo in Latinum translati, & Notis illustrati opera & studio 20 
Joannis Gagnier A.M. 4 to . This Book is dedicated to the ArchbP. of 
Canterbury, and was printed at the charge of the Bp. of Worcester, with 
whom M r . Gagnier lives, & receives from his L d ship great kindnesses, 
w ch , together with those receiv'd from the ArchbP., have induc'd him to 
promise other things of this Nature provided this present work be well 
receiv'd. There is likewise finish'd at the Theatre, Sophoclis Ajax Fla- 
gellifer, & Electra Gr. Lat. cum Scholijs antiquis & Annott. per Tho. 
Johnson Etonensem. 8°. Which M r . Johnson, is now one of the Ushers 
of Eton-Schoole, & so being not able to be in Town imploy'd M r . 
Andrew Rinman, a Swede to transcribe the Scholia (such I mean that 3° 
were not publish'd before, w ch are a considerable number) from MSS ts 
in the Bodlejan Library, & to fit them to the old Edition, & one of Oriel 
col. to correct the sheets as they came from the Press. This M r , Johnson 
has done some other small things for the use of Schools, with notes taken 
from the larger ones of others, w t]l out adding anything from MSS ts or 
other monuments of y* nature, w ch might make them acceptable to 
curious & learned Men. It were to be wish'd he would go on w th 
Sophocles in the same manner as this is printed. M r . Aldrich's Edition 
of Homer's Odysses is also just finish'd. 

Dec. 13 (Th.). Tullij opera per Jac. Gronovium. 8°. The Table of 40 
the old Bachanalian Laws publish'd by y e Younger Gronovius in the first 
Vol. of his Edition of Tully. But he does not tell us where the Original 
is, & gives but a very brief Ace* thereof. Quaere of D r . Smith whether 
he can inform any thing more cone, it ? Desire D r . Hudson also to ask, 
when he writes, his Friend Perizonius ab* it. — The Case stated cone, 
the Judicature of y e House of Peers in the Point of Appeals. 1675. 8°. 
L d Hollis then s d to be Author, Who also was s d to write the Book 
printed at Lond. the year after in 8°., call'd, The Case stated of the Ju- 
risdiction of y e H. of L ds in y e Point of Impositions. — The Authority 
of the Magistrate ab* Religion discussed, in a Rebuke to y e Prefacer 50 



[1705 : 

(i.e. D r . Parker) of a late Book of Bp. Bramhalls, by J. H. i.e. John 
Humfreys. Lond. 1672. 8°. who likewise was Author of The Obligation 
of Human Laws discussed, pr. at Lond. 8°. 1671. . . . 

Amongst Arch. Bp. Laud's MSS. in Bib. Bodl. A. 29. is Lexicon Har- 
monicum, in quo ostenditur Harmonia Linguae Grsecse, Latinae, Anglicae 
cum Hebrsea. The Author was Will. Lamplugh A.M. & there said to 
be a very great Linguist. He died in the year 1636, leaving the work 
unfinished. M r . Wood in his Athense has not mention'd him. — MS. 
Laud B. 65. Mexican Hieroglyphicks. — lb. B. 155. Fragmenta quaed. 

10 de rebus gestis Angl. & Francorum, Gallice ad. Picturis elegantissimis. 
Fol. — lb. B. 167. A folio Book containing Draughts of a great Number 
of Arms. In fol. 5. b. are the Arms of Wm. Inglysh; ... in fol. 6. a. 
Those of Lyonell Fitz de Roy ; . . . in fol. 8. a. of Robert Luttrell ; . . . 
in f. 17. a. Monsor Willyam Paynell; . . . Monsor Thomas Paynell. — 
When y e Question was Debated in the House of Lords about y e Churche's 
being in Danger, the Duke of Leeds made an Excels Speech, in w ch 
there was this particular very remarkable : I am (saith he) too far ad- 
vanced in years to be suspected of any Design of Ambition ; so y* my 
words may be look'd upon as proceeding from the greatest Sincerity. 

20 And here I confess 'tis my Persuasion y* y e Church is in very great 
Danger, & for this Reason in particular, y* I have heard the Queen her- 
self say that she thought the Church could never be safe unless the 
Occasional Bill should pass. 

Dec. 14 (Fri). . . . This Morning about 7 of the Clock died of the 
Gout in the Stomach D r . Tho. Sykes President of Trinity College & 
Margaret Professor of Divinity in this University, to w°h last Place he 
was elected 6 Nov. 1691, on the sudden Death of D r . Hen. Maurice of 
Jesus Coll. & to the former upon the Death of D r . Ralph Bathurst in the 
year 1704. He took y e Degree of M.A. Febr. 12. 1666, that of B. of D. 

30 Jul. 3. 1677, & y* °f D r . May 12. 1692. When he was Fellow of the 
College he was a great Tutor, & in his younger Years accounted a man 
of Quick Apprehension ; but when Years grew upon him, he became 
infirm, & had not y* ready utterance as might be expected from a Pro- 
fessor. However he has left behind him the Character of an Honest 
Man, & a learned Divine. After he became President he spent near 
400 lib s . in Repair of the President's Lodgings. He has printed a 
sermon, preach'd at y e consecration of the New Chapel of Trinity 
College. — In the Book of Heraldry above mention'd (vid. p. 155.) fol. 
22. a. Monso r . Willyam Heron ; ... in fol. 23. b. Mons r . Thomas Trussel; 

40 ■ • • ib. fol. 37. a. John Paynell; . . . ib. fol. 38. a. Mons r . William Trussel 1 ; 
. . . Ib. fol. 33. a. Mons r . Johan Paynell; . . . Ib. fol. 39. b. Mons r . 
Thomas Paynell; . . . Ib. fol. 45. a. Mons r . Odynell de Heron; . . . 
Mons r . Roger Heron; . . . Mons r . Jhon Heron; . . . Ib. fol. 45. a. 
Mons. Symond Weltdene; . . . 

All the Armes in this Booke before mention'd, tho' not express'd 
whence taken, (to pag. 40) seem to have been drawn from some old 
Monuments. — John Trussel, sometimes a Winchester Scholar, after- 

1 Quaere whether this W m . Trussel be not S r . William Trussel who founded the 
College of Shottesbrooke in Berks ? 

Dec. 13-15.] 

VOLUME VI, PAGES 153-176. 


wards a Trader and Alderman of that City, continued Daniel's History 
of Eng. He likewise continued a certain old MS. belonging to the 
Bp s of Winton, containing, as it were, an History of the Bp s and BPrick, 
w ch continuation came down to Curies time. He also writ A Descrip- 
tion of the City of Winchester, w th an Historical Relation of divers 
memorable Occurrences touching the same, fol. Also a Preamble to y e 
same of the Origen of Cities in General. — Quaere whether this Trussel 
be any ways descended from the famous Trussels in Edw. 3 ds time & 
before ? — In the Middle of the Book of Heraldry above mention'd, 
are Armes taken from a very antient Rolle of Parchment, so worne as to 
scarcely to be discern'd, a.d. 1589. Amongst w ch those of S r . Geff. 
Luttrell. . . Afterwards follow Lese sont Nosmes and les armes des Bana- 
retes de Engleterr in le Temps le Roy Edward le prime a Conqueste, 
amongst w ch , S r . John le Estrange . . . & S r . Roger Le Estrange . . . 
S r . Rychard Baskervylle . . . S r . Jhon Paynell . . . S r . Jhon de Heron . . . 
S r . Jhon Paynell . . . S r . Will. Paynell . . . S r . Jeffrey Luttrell . . . S r . Rafe 
Paynell ... S r . Hamond L'Estrange ... S r . John Le Strange . . . S r . 
Jhon le Estrange . . . S r . Odynell Heron . . . S r . Roger Heron . . . — 
Then follow, Cy Comence les Nosmes and les Armes de Seigneuirs 
Noble Homes qui estoyent avecques le Roy Edwarde Prymer a la Seige de 20 
Karlaverocke in Escoteland 1300. Amongst whom Jhon le Strange . . . 
Jhon Paynell. . . . Next follow, — Memorandums in a peice of the old Role 
set in the old Booke. Amongst these S r . Will. Paynell . . . S r . Walter 
Baskervile . . . S r . William Paynell . . . S r . Foulke Strange . . . S r . Jhon 
le Strange . . . S r . Hamond Le Estrange. . . . 

Dec. 15 (Sat.). . . . The Dissenting L ds gave four Reasons for their 
Dissent : y* y e Church is in no Danger. There were only the Bi )S of 
London and Bath & Wells & 24 Temporal L ds yt sign'd it. — S r . Robt 
Miller of Chilchester is dead. — The Countess of Abingdon is removed 
from being one of y e Ladies of y e Bed-Chamber to y e Queen & is 30 
succeeded by the Dutchess of S*. Albans. — Quaere w* Armes are now 
in the Church of Ewe-Elme in Oxfordshire. There are several of them 
in the last Editions of S r . Jeoff. Chaucer's Works. His Arms were parted 
per Pale, Argent and Gules, a Bend Counter-changed. . . . 

[Notes and Queries on Arms in the windows of Shottesbrook, White Walt- 
ham, and Lawrence Waltham churches. (170-176.)] 

Dec. 15. H. to Dr. T. Smith. Will have the shield engraved for Livy. 
Dr. K. ought to travel up and down himself (like Mr. Weaver) for his work 
on epitaphs. Mr. Browne Willis (now M.P. for Buckingham) and his designs 
for a new volume of Monast. Angl. ; Peckwater Quad. ; Life of- Wolsey, &c. 
Transcribes an account of the work from Dee's Propaedeumata Aphoristica 
(London, 1568, 4to, ed. 2). Discovery of Roman coins at Clifton, near Ed- 
lington, Doncaster (now in possession of Ralph Thoresby). ? Author of 
Letter to a Bishop cone, the present Settlement and the New Oaths, 1689 ; also 
of answer thereto (? Capt. Hatton), Tanner's account of Wood in his last 
sickness. ' Pray be pleas'd . . to let me know w* Character Mr. Addison's 
travells bears at London. It seems to me to be very trite, and as such tis 
esteem'd by Scholars here.' Laud B. 167 contains the of T. and W. 
Trussel, Robt. and Geoff. Luttrell, and W. and T. Paynell. ' Yesterday 
morning, being Friday, ab fc 7 of the Clock, died of the Gout in y e Stomach 

VOL- I. K 


[1705 : 

Dec. 16 (Sun.). D r . Sikes made a Will ab* 4 years before his Death, 
whereby he left 300 lib 8 , to y e College. The Executors in Trust are M r . 
Allemont Senior Fellow of Trinity, M r . Hinton Chaplain of Corpus X** ? 
& Hey wood Junior the Atturney. — This day in the Morning preach' d 
at S*. Mary's D r . Baron, master of Baliol College, upon Rom. 16. 17. . . 
The main drift of his Discourse was about Occasional Conformity, shew- 
ing how dangerous it was to the establish'd Church of England, & w* 
little reason there was to trust the Presbyterians, & other Schismaticks, who 
had already once ruin'd the Church & Government. He likewise at large 

10 shew'd w* little reason the Presbyterians & other Sectaries had for Dis- 
senting from us, both from the nature of our Church Governm* & from 
Testimonies drawn from the chief of our moderate Divines, & from the 
best Writers of the Protestant Churches beyond Sea. This he did, w th 
good Judgment, in relation to Episcopacy, our Liturgy & Ceremonies ; & 
concluded the whole w th a pertinent Application, warning all the Auditors 
to take care to follow the Injunction of the Text, & avoid those y* cause 
Divisions, namely the Presbyterians &c. ; who are certainly guilty of the 
many schisms w ch now unhappily disturb y e Church. — Tho' M r . John 
Chamberlayn has in y e Preface to his Father's Present State of Eng. in 

20 the Edition of 1704, represented to the World the Knavery of M r . Guy 
Miege in his New State of Eng. who transcrib'd for the most part the 
present State, w th out due Acknowledgment ; yet he has not at y e same 
time been pleas'd to mention the Assistance his Father receiv'd from M r . 
Andrew Allam of Edm. Hall, who drew up several sheets & communicated 
them to his Father taking a journey on purpose to London for y* End, 
where he got the small Pox, & dy'd of it ; but his journey was not satis- 
factory to him, he being deny'd the sight of D r . Chamberlayn, whom he 
went in a great measure to see, & if his company had been vouchsaf'd he 
would have imparted to him several other useful matters w cla would have 

30 added much to the worth of the Book. But the D r . was not only unkind 
to him in this, but likewise when a New Edition of the Book was set out, 
he would not declare who was his chief Friend in the Additions, & his 
Son has follow'd his Example. Memorandum that the Account of the 
Publick Library in Oxford in the said Edition of 1704 was written by 
Mr Humf. Wanley. 

Dee. 17 (Mon.). Those old, thick and strong Walls at y e West Gate of 
the Cathedral Church of Winchester the Remains of a College in the Time 

Dr. Sikes President of Trinity Coll. and Margaret Profess 1 . He died rich, 
& has left the Character of an Honest Man behind him. He spent near 
400 lib 8 , presently after he became president on the President's lodgings, w ch 
makes well for his successor, who 'tis thought will be either Mr. Allemont or 
Mr. Barker. Candidates for Professor are Dr. Baron Master of Balliol and 
Mr. Wynne of Jesus College (the same that epitomiz'd Lock's Hum. under- 
standing) ; but the X* Church men, as 'tis said, have put a 3 d Person, viz. 
Mr. Grabe, to the great Resentment of some, who do not think it creditable 
for the University to chose a Foreigner, who never receiv'd the sacrament 
after y e Church of England way, into a Place for w ch we have so many in 
England qualify'd beyond Mr. Grabe, whose skill does not lie in controversial 

Dec. 16-17.] 

VOLUME VI, PAGES 176-187. 

of the Romans, where Constans the Monk resided, whom his Father Con- 
stantine (when he put on the Purple in Opposition to Honorius the Em- 
peror) made Caesar and afterwards Augustus. Quaere more about this. 
See Camden's History of Hampshire, & his Introduction to y e Brit, in the 
Roman Affairs. — After the said College was ruin'd Kenewalch, King of 
y 6 West-Saxons, founded here, in it's room, a Cathedral Church and 
BPPrick. See Camden ibid. In a new Impression of Ductor Historicus 
must be better consider'd w*is there said concerning K. Lucius's founding 
a Monastery here. Perhaps y* to be understood of the Monks here in the 
time of y e Romans before mention'd. If so M r . Tanner's Notitia Monastica 10 
to be corrected. — Consider also w* M r . Camden has there said about 
the New Minster's being founded by King iElfred, & see whether 'twas 
not rather Founded by King Edward y e Elder according to the Will of his 
Father y e s d K. JElfred. This must be specify'd in the Notes to y e Life 
of King iElfred by S r . John Spelman. In the s d Notes also, when an 
Account is given of Domesday Book must be mention'd the Cross of 
King Canute y e Dane wherein was describ'd the yearly Revenue of all 
England ; w ch Cross was reposited in the New Minster after it's being 
translated to Hide by King Hen. I. & was burnt in the fire w°h happen' d 
there soon after y e Translation. His Cross seems to be something like 20 
Domesday Book. — Ninnius tells us y* Silchester in Hampshire was 
founded by Constantius Son of Constantine y e Great, & y* he died here. 
This fabulous, it being certain y* he died in Cilicia, & was buried at Con- 
stantinople. However 'tis probable here was also an Honorary Monument 
Erected to him, it being certain y* this was a flourishing & noted Town 
in those Times from the Coyns dug up here of Constantine Junior Brother 
to Constantius w c k have on their Reverse provident^ cess. There are 
still Remaining large and magnificent Reliques of y e Walls, two Miles in 
Cumpace and deserve an accurate view by such as study the Antiquities of 
this County. — . . . Petrus Cratepoleus inCatalogo Academiarum totius orbis 30 
makes Cambridge to have been founded by Sigebert or rather by Cantaber, 
& restored by Sigebert. He speaks more honourably of it than of Oxford, 
whereof he makes K. Alfred Founder. — . . . M r . Will. Worth Fellow of All- 
Souls Coll. is made Archdeacon of Worcester, in Room of M r . I. Fleet- 
wood deceas'd. This Person was of Queen's Coll., afterwards of Edm. 
Hall, and at length Chaplain to y e Bp. of Worcester, D r . Lloyd, who by 
his Interest w*k the present Archbishop of Canterbury got M*. Worth in 
Fellow of All-Souls upon a Devolution of the Election of Fellows to y e 
said Arch Bishop by the Death of D r . Leopold W m . Finch. This Person 
has publish'd Tatian, concerning which and how carried on, I have already 40 
spoken enough in one of the preceding Volumes. The valuation of this 
Archdeaconry, according to the Book of Taxations made in the Reign of 
Edw. I. a Copy whereof is in the Bodlejan Library, is in the Queen's 
Book, 30 marks per An. besides a Parsonage annext. — [Arms at the 

Beginning of a MS* Copy of Peter Comestor's History, C. 122. Laud.] — 

Amongst the same Books C. 123. is Missale Fratrum Praedicatorum, w ch 
tho' in the Catalogue put down as being a MS* yet is a printed Book. 
'Tis a very splendid Letter, & an antient Book, and a very great Rarity. — 
D. 17. Laud. The Works of S*. Columb in Irish verse. At y e Beginning 
of this MS* is this written in a loose Paper. 50 

k 2 



Oxford the 9 th of August 1673. 
This Book is call'd the Works of St. Colum in Irish Verses, and the Reader 
may see many famous things in it, as well of his own Life, as also of Prophesies, 
from himself and other saints, many good Advertisements, for Kings, Princes 
& Ecclesiastical Persons, how to govern and regulate in the Commonwealth. 
I pray Reader make use of it, at y e Perswasions of S r 

Your Friend & Serv* 


— M r . Bromley in a Letter last Night to y e Vice-Chancellor relates, That 
o two Bishops intimated to a Member of the House of Commons, That if 
any person should chance to speak against y e Fanatick Seminaries, it 
would be proper to retort upon him Parkers Academy at Oxford, w cn 
was done accordingly by a Member of y e House of Commons, who said 
he had his Information from two Bishops. Now the Business of Parker's 
Academy is only this, that he has a Son of Collonel Tufton's, who boards 
with him, & is suppos'd to be instructed by him. — The L ds and Com- 
mons have agreed to Adress the Queen and Congratulate her upon their 
Resolution, That y e Church is in no Danger, whereas towards y e latter 
End of the last Sessions, the L ds were for bringing in a Bill, to prevent y e 
5 Danger the Church was in from y e Growth of Popery. 

Dec. 18 (Tu.). . . . Amongst M r . Selden's Books in the Pub. Libr. 
. . . There is a Copy of the first Edition of y e 39 Articles, Lond. 1563, 
w th the Subscription of the lower House of the Convocation of Canter- 
bury in MS*, under the Subscribers own Hands. 

Verses upon the L ds Resolve That y 6 Church is in no Danger. 

Good Hallifax & pious Wharton cry What e're you see there is no ground for 

The Church has Vapours, there's no fears, 

Danger nigh. You must not trust your senses but the 

those we love not, we no Danger Peers, 

o see ; So the lewd Ravisher that's voyd of shame 

Were they all hang'd, where would the First stops the Mouth, and then deflowres 

Danger be ? the Dame. 

Archiv. Laud. D. 28. Guilelmi de Saona Rhetorica. 'Tis a printed 
Book, & at y e End is added, 

compilatum autem fuit hoc opus in Alma universitate Cantabrigiae, Anno 
Domini 1478, die 6 Julij. quo die festum Sanctae Marthae recolitur: Sub pro- 
tectione Serenissimi Regis Anglorum Edvardi quarti. Impressum fuit hoc 
presens opus Rhetoricae Facultatis apud Villam Sancti Albani, Anno Domini 

o 'Tis in 4 t0 . — Arch. Laud. D. 135. A Large Vellam Missale in Folio. 
'Tis a Printed Book at Herbipoli or Wirtzburg in the year 1481, in a 
large Splendid Letter ; being printed by Jeorius Ryser at y e Command 
of Rudolph Bp. of Wirtzburg, & the Chapter there, as appears by their 
Preface dated the same Year, at y e End of w cn are their Arms ingraven 
on Copper, w cn is a very considerable Curiosity, being in all probability 
one of y e first Specimens of Ingraving in Copper. — Arch. Laud. D. 
138. Officia Divina ad usum Ecclesiae Herbipolensis. A large folio. 
This was also printed at Herbipoli, but in w* year appears not, two or 
three Leaves at the beginning and Ending being wanting. However 

Dec. 17-20.] 

VOLUME VI, PAGES 187-202. 

x 33 

'tis not of the same year w* h y e former, the Letter being considerably 

Dec. 19 (Wed.). I am told by one who understands English Books 
well that besides D r . Thomas James, D r . Watson also (a Romish Priest) 
has made Father Parsons Author of Leycester's Commonwealth ; but 
he could not then tell me in w* piece this was to be found, nor have I 
yet made any search. — . . . To day D r . Hudson shew'd me the following 
Coyns [six in number], w ch he rec d to be explain'd from M r . Wase (Son 
to the ingenious Xtopher Wase late Beadle of Law in this university). . . . 
The said Coyns are all Brass of the 3 d magnitude. M r . W T ase (who is 10 
a man of Parts & some Curiosity) has other Coyns in his Custody, w c]l 
he designs to leave to the College, where there is already a Collection, 
as I am inform'd by one who knows. — Rich. White, commonly call'd 
Basingstoke, amongst other things that he writ (where of there is only 
his History of England in y e Publick Library) is ^Elia Lselia Crispis. 
Epitaphium antiquum in agro Bononiensi adhuc videtur ; a diversis hac- 
tenus interpretatum varie : novissime autem a Ric. Vito Basingstochio, 
amicorum precibus explicatum. Patav. 1568, in 6 sh. and a half in 4* 0 . 
This I must see. — Arch. Laud. E. 18. Petri Cameliani liber carminum 
in Beatae Katerinse iEgyptiae X** sponsae vitam. The Dedication to 20 
Robt. Bracunbure Keeper of the Tower of London, & in it is a fulsom 
commendation of King Rich. III. — MS. Laud. E. 31. In this Book 
are verses taken from the Windows of the Church of St. Alban's before 
the Dissolution of Monasteries, & the Destruction of painted Glass by 
the Fanaticks, as likewise verses in the Windows of y e Library of S*. 
Albans transcrib'd at y* time ; by these last it appears w* Books were 
then in that Library, the Authors being mention'd w cl1 were there, but 
amongst them there is no Livy, so y* it seems y* Author was not then 
in y e Library. These verses are all printed in y e Monasticon Anglicanum, 
being taken from this MS* as appears in the Margin. 30 

Dec. 20 (Th.). Last Night was buryed D r . Sykes in Trinity col. 
Chapell. There was a Speech made on him by Tho. Hasker A.M. of 
y* Coll. B.D. 

Out of a Letter I saw to day. 

I forgot in my former to tell you that M r . Nash Rector of Binfield is lately 
dead and has left a good place for some one or other that can get it. They 
say M r . Frinsham of Wargrove has made Intercession to M r . Nevil to be his 
Friend to y e New Lord Keeper whose gift they say it is. But 'tis thought 
that the Dutchess of Marlborough being the Queen's chief Favourite will in- 
terceed for some of her Friends & if she does no question but they will carry 40 
it. 'Tis a considerable Place and deserves a good laborious Preacher, being 
worth 9 score or 2 0O 11 per annum : but all good places have not good Preachers 
nor deserving Men good Preferments. 

The said M r . Nash (Salomon) was of Pembrook Coll. in Oxon, & took 
his A.M S . Degree May 31. 1662. He has nothing in print y* I know 
of only some stupid verses before M r . John Brandon's Book (who was 
of Trinity Coll.) call'd Everlasting Fire no Fancy. I have been inform'd 
that M r . Winder (Tho.) of Trinity College (whose Father, a rich man, 
lately died at his House call'd Bullock's Hatch near Windsor) makes 
great Interest for Binfield. — MS. Laud. E. 33. M r . W. Lisles Saxon 50 



[1705 : 

English Remains. This Book of great use to such as begin to Learn 
the Saxon Tongue, because the Saxon is English'd in an opposite 
page. — ... [MS. Laud.] E. 65. The History of the Revelations of 
S*. John in Latin, w*h figures, & a Comment in the German Language. 
The Comment is written, but the rest printed on one side only, & is one 
of those Books w ch - were printed at Harlem w n this Art was first in- 
vented. 'Twas done in wooden Cuts & is a great Curiosity. I shew'd 
it M r . Bagford when he was in Oxford. Hence 'tis plain that y e true 
way of printing began first at Mentz, & not at Harlem as some would 

10 make believe. — lb. E. 72. Terentij Comoediae — At the Beginning — 
Terentius genere exstitit Afer civis cartaginensis. . . . This may be 
inserted in Livy, perhaps. — . . . This Day at two of y e Clock began 
the Election of a Margaret Professor of Divinity in room of D r . Sykes 
deceas'd. Candidates were D r . Baron, Master of Baliol-Coll. and M r . 
John Wynne Bach, of Divinity of Jesus Col. the~ same y* Epitomiz'd 
M r . Lock's Essay. The former had 27, the latter 35 votes. They are 
both Worthy Men, and of good Affection to the Church of England ; 
but there is this Difference, that whereas D r . Baron has something of 
Pride and Haughtiness in him, M r . Wynne is a man of singular 1 modesty 

20 & Humility, great Prudence, and in point of Learning superior to the 
D r ., who however is a thorough pac'd Divine, and qualify'd for the Place. 
No sooner was the Breath out of D r . Sykes's Body, but an offer was 
immediately made by some of X* Church to the Pious and Learned 
M r . Grabe, then in London ; but he being a Prussian by Birth, and 
having other reasons besides ag* his Accepting it, modestly declin'd it. 
The like did also D r . Hudson who was desir'd by divers to put up ; 
& I am perswaded that if he had done it ( 2 his Excellent learning, sound 
Judgment, great Affection to the Church of England joyn'd with an 
Affable Temper,) would have carry 'd 3 it in opposition to any one else 

30 that should appear. After these two Worthy Divines had declin'd it, 
M r . Tho. Smith (B.D.) of Brazen Nose Coll. put up ; but finding that he 
had not Interest enough to carry it, before the Election he desisted, 
and most if not all his Party went over to M r . Wynne, who had other- 
wise infallibly lost it. 

(N.B. The said M r , now D r . Wynne, is a great Lockist, and his Lectures do 
not answer the Expectation conceiv'd of him. However he is an ingenious 
Man and a good Scholar, but better skilPd in Natural Philosophy than in 
Divinity. He is withall a man of Republican Principles, & a great Defender 
of them in the Coffee-House. — May 11 th . 17 10.) 

40 D r . Baron hath prov'd a poor snivelling Fellow, & to be in many respects a 
Knave*. Feb. 10. i7ff. 

Dec. 21 (Fri.). Upon carrying of y e self-Denying Bill by the Tories, 
there were divers Speeches made on both sides, and some of the Whiggs 
saying 'twas ill Nature to suppose they were ill Men because they did 
not vote so and so, S r . Tho. Hanmer replied That he was not y e worst 

1 Not so. He is rather a Man of Pride, and of no great Judgment, nor Prudence, as 
I find by those that know him intimately. Sept. 14. 171 2. 

2 All this may be left out. May 7. 1711. 

3 So I thought then ; but I have great reason to think since that he would have 
certainly lost it. 

Dec. 20-21.] 

VOLUME VI, PAGES 202-218. 


Natur'd Man in y e World, & he hop'd he had no more ill Nature than 
w* was necessary for self-Preservation, but yet when he saw some Men 
turn'd out of their Places for not voting as they were bid, he could not 
help thinking yt others were kept in because they had voted as they 
were bid. — The L ds who enter'd their Protestation ag* the Resolution 
That y e Church was not in danger, enter'd also these Reasons for their 
Dissent [209-213]. . . . 

Out of M r . Bromley's Letter to D r . Charlett Master of University Col. 
Dated Dec. 18. 1705 — 

— Indeed one Gentleman blamed you for not Burning the Memorial by y e IO 
Hands of y e Common Hangman, but was very well told, you had no university 

— I am told by one y* should know M r . Milles of X* Church gave his 
vote, in y e Election of a Margaret Professor, neither way. A day or two 
before y e Election he told one y* he wish'd D r . Mill would stand, & y* he 
would give his vote for him before any one else in Oxford, tho' 'tis well 
known yt he us'd always to speak ag* the D r . & hop'd to live to see 
Edm. Hall have no one left in it, he being not able (as he said) to wish 
the Hall might flourish as long as D r . Mill liv'd ; tho' otherwise he had 
a Kindness for it. 20 

Epitaphs in S*. Peter's Church in y e East, Oxford. 
In the Chancel is no Epitaph, nor any Stone Monum*. 

A Grave Stone, the Plates on w ch the Name of the Person interr'd torn off ; 
but on two other Plates, one of w ch somew* broken, are these Verses in- 

. . . requirith charyte. 3 

On the Right Hand of w ch another Grave Stone, on two Brass Plates 
whereof is a Man and Woman, with Hands elevated on their Breasts, in a 
praying posture, & underneath on a Plate, this Inscription. 

Hie loci jacet Wirhnus Robinson quondam pincerna Collegij Reginas. | Oxon & 
Johanna uxor ejus qui obijt xx°. die Mensis Junij anno Domini millesimo 
cccclxxviij cujus animse propicietur Deus. Amen. 
On the R* Hand of these two on a grave stone. 

Hie sita est Maria uxor Edwardi | Potter Septem liberis juxta | jacentibus stipata 
obijt io° I Julij Anno Domini 1676 ^Etatis suse 32. 

In the wall just by the Minister's Pulpit, a curious Stone Monum* and 40 

P.M. I Edvardi Potter | nuper hujus Parochiae generosi, | Reverendi admodum viri 
I Christopheri Potter S.T.P. | olim Collegij Reginensis Propositi | necnon Ecclesise 
cathedralis apud Vigorniam Decani, | filij : | qui ex hac vita discessit | Feb. 8°. Anno 
Dom. 1 701. iEtat. 61. | Mem. etiam sacrum | Sampsonis Potter A.M. | haud ita 
pridem Collegij BaliolensisSocij | Edvardi Potter Filij natu-maximi | qui obijt Jan. 26. 
Anno Dom. 1699. iEtat. 35. | Christopherus Potter | Eorundem Filius & frater 
unice superstes | Pietatis & gratitudinis ergo | Monumentum hoc | P. | [The Arms 

Opposite to this on the South Wall another curious Stone Monum* w th this 50 

To the pious Memory of the most Religious | Gentlewoman Elizabeth Langbaine 

South Alley. 

ray you for mee for | 




[1705 : 

late of this | Parish Daughter of Charles Sonnibanck D.D. and | Cannon of Windsor. 
She was first wife of Christopher | Potter D.D. Dean of Worcester and Provost of | 
Queens Coll. afterwards married to Gerard | Langbaine D.D. & Provost of the same 
Coll. I who deceased the 3 d day of December 1692 | in the 79 th year of her Age. | As 
also in Memory of Mary Potter | Daughter of Sir Sampson White of this City | & late 
the virtuous and loving wife of Edward | Potter of this Parish Gent. She departed 
this Life | the tenth day of July 1676 | in the 32 th Year of her Age. 

Just below Mary Potter a Grave Stone, with y e following Inscription : 

Mortalitatis Exuvias heic deposuit | D. Christophorus Potter | D. Christoph. Potter 
10 S.T.D. Coll. Reg. Prgep. | filius naturae secundus | conjugio nexus conjugi semper 
charus | vita integer | moribus comis | Pietate insignis | qui hanc vitam meliore | com- 
mutavit anno setatis suce | XLIII Aprilis XXVI. A.D. 1678. 

Near to this on w ch are the Arms of y e Potters upon the Ground, are these 
following, viz. 

Thomas Killigrew, Son to Thomas | Killigrew, Esqr. one of his Majesties | Groomes 
of the Bed-Chamber was | borne in Mastricht the 19 of February in the Yeare 1657 | 
Dyed the 3 of June 1674. 

T heron his Arms. 

One omitted being not legible for the dust w ch has fill'd up the Letters, and 
20 some are broke off. 

Here lieth y e body of Margret Daughter of Henry & Elizabeth Clements who died 
May the 6 th 1703. aged 10 years. 

Walter | Gnatus W mi Dunch militis quarto genit. | in Academia Oxoniensi libere | 
Educat. Juris (illius quse Anglos gequat exteris) apud Glocestrenses | digne Baccha- 
laureus. Vixit dum vixit | fidus charus comis amicis suis | omnibus dedit se vivens 
Deo sua | moriens propinquis undecimo | Januarij 1648. Hie Waltere tui quod erat 
mortale relicto | Lsetus es in Christo jam sine fine tuo. 

On a Stone Monum* on the South Wall. 

Hie jacet | (nisi quod ejus supra est) | Gulielmus Day | Richardi Day [ de Abbots- 
30 Langley in comit. | Hartford Generosi filius, vir, bacchante | populo, sobriae pietatis, 
grassante perfidia, | subditus fidebs, antiquorum morum cultor | severus, in facultate 
Chirurgica, quam apud | Exteros adornaverat, Arte, cura, & summa | in pauperes 
humanitate plurimos annos I Oxonij celeberrimus : qui hydrope extinctus diem | clausit 
Septembris XXIX. salutem expectans sibi | partam abinde annis MDCLXV. ann. 
./Etatis suae lxi. | Tantum ut scires, Lector, Nicolaus Stratford S.T.D. | Consangui- 
neus & ex asse haeres | mcerens & memor | P. 

On a Stone raised pretty high from the Ground in a Chapell on the North 
side of the Chancell : 

Here lyeth the bodie of Richard Atkinson late Alderman of Oxon w ch hath borne 
40 the I Office of the Mayoralty fyve tymes, and was both Justice of the Peace and 
Quorum and so departed [ out of this transitory Lyfe in the Faith of Christ the last of 
May in the Yere of our Lorde | God mccccclxxiiij. Together with his late wife Annes 
Atkinson. | (Above this Inscription An Alderman in his Robes & on each side two 
Women, & underneath eleven children, 5 Boys & 6 Girls.) 

On the walls of the s d Chapell : 

M. S. I Joshua Crosse L.L.D. | Generosa stirpe agro Lincoln. | ortus, fortunas non 
parcse nec ipse | parens. Vir acri ingenio, judicio solido, J memoria tenacissima, varia 
& expedita le | ctione, prudentia in rebus gerendis parum vul- | gari, vita integerrima, 
injuriam pati quam | facere paratior, beneficium conferre, quam | accipere propensior 
50 moribus gratis & sincera fide spectabilis Amicus, fidissimus | Conjux & amantissimus, 
Parens providus | Aulse magdalen. primo Alumnus, | Col. Line post Socius, & Acad. 
Procurat. | Socius demum Col. Magdalen. & | Phil. Nat. Professor Sedleianus | Obijt 
Pleuriticus ix Maij, | Anno Domini mdclxxvi. | ^Etat. LXlt. 

Thereon his Arms, quarte[r]ly parted per Cross, Gules & Or. in the first 
Quarter a Cross of the 2 d . 

Anna Oldisworth uxor Jacobi Oldisworth Rectoris de Kencot in Dicec. hac Oxon. 

Dec. 21.] VOL. VI, PAGE 218-VOL. VII, PAGE I. 


Filia & Haeres Guil. Mountesteven de Cote in Dioec. Glouc. Cleric. Prudentia 
Oeconomica, fide, charitate, Sanctimonia, & alijs, quae mulierem vere Christianam 
decent virtutibus exornata Obijt 19 Die Octob. Anno 1700, yEtat. suae 51 0 . 

In a Brass Plate, a Doctor of Physick & his wife kneeling at Prayers, & 

Richardus Ratcliff in Medicina Doctor | Obijt January 18. 1599. Sepultus | Est 
Jan. 21. JEtatis suae 54 | Quern probitas, virtus, pietas doctrina tueri | Non poterant 
vivum, vel prohibere mori, | Conjunx chara viro Monumentum triste superstes | De- 
functo statuit, constituitque sibi. 

The next to this almost worn out, & so I could not read it when I view'd 10 
it, it being towards Evening, & so must be inserted at another time. 

All those before in the East wall of the Chapell. In the South wall thereof, 

M. S. 

Helenae Low filiae Johannis Low Equitis Aurati | in agro Dorcestrensi | Benignae, 
comis, & generosae Virginis ; ! urbanitate morum, perinde ac vitae sanctimonia Celebris, 
I quarum utramque adeo pulchre, adeoque ingenue commiscuit, | ut, quemadmodum 
pietas ipsi, enituerit ita & ipsa ornamento pietati, | Virginis, infirmiori sola valetudine 
infelicis ; quae fuit tamen mentis, isti infelicitati paris ; | Quae secreta liberalitate tot 
egenos aluit, miserisque ita gestijt opitulari | ut, dum alienos sublevavit, suos, quadam 
quasi sympathia delenitos | Vix omnino visa sit dolores persensisse ; ^Egrota, sed 20 
placida semper, & vultu pariter, & animo sereno, | Quern & in ipso mortis articulo, 
cupida & secura coeli, exhibuit | Oct. 28. An 0 . Dom. 1683. ^Etatis suae 26. | Hoc 
monumentum Ed. Low & Rob. Hyde, Executores | Mcesti posuere in memoriam 
munificae Testatricis. | 

West Wall of y 0 Chapell. 

Memoriae | Maximae spei, omnibusque virtu | tibus cumulatissimi Juvenis | Godes- 
calci ab Alefeld no | bilis Holsati, quem Ethic- | es, Politices, Historiarum & | Juris- 
prudentise, Latinae ex- | terarumque aliquot lingua- | rum feliciter jactis funda- | mentis 
in ipsissimo aetatis | flore, ac medio studiorum I & peregrinationis cursu | praematura 
proh dolor mo | rs A.D. 7. Augusti anno j 1635 summo bono- | rum omnium cum luctu 30 
in- I tercepit, cineres Angliae | reliquit, animam vero | beatissimae angelo- | rum patriae 
transcripsit | Positum. 

In a Brass Plate (as was y e former) In obitum Abaelis Wilcox Magistri in artibus | 
ex Aula divi Edmundi nuper studiosi. | 

Epitaphium | Cui multas artes Pallas Phcebusque dedere | Arte tamen nulla vincere 
fata valet ! | Sed precor in tuta requiescat molliter urna [ Wilcoxus, levior cippus & 
ossa premat. | Obijt 28 die Martij : Anno 1613. 

South Wall. 

To the Memory of that venerable & most Religious Matron M rs . Ursula Sandys the 
Relict of Emanuel Sandys of South Petherton in the County of Sommerset Esq 1- , who 40 
died the 7 th of July 1671 aged 69 and lies here interred in her second Son M r . Sam 
Sandys his Grave. 

The Arms on the Monum* are, parted per Pale or and argent, In the first, 
A Fesse indented between three Crosses fitched Gules : In the second, two 
Chevronelles betw. 3 Martletts sable. 

See in the following Vol. 


Dee. 21 (Fri.). Epitaphs on the Wall of the North Isle of S*. Peter's 
Church in the East Oxon. 

M. S. I Viri Eruditi, benefici | pij, bonis omnibus, & Deo chari | Petri Eliot M.D. 
qui I Equestri Eliotorum Surriens. | Familia oriundus, Tavistokiae Devon, natus 5° 
Oxoniae enutritus est; C.C.C. & totius Acad. | decus: saeviente bello civili, armis 
emicuit, in exercitu Reg. Car. I. praefectus, & resumpta demum toga, pacis artibus 

f 3 8 


[1705 : 

patrise sakiti usque consulebat : Donee | mortiquam saepius alij protelaverat, | placide 
cesserit ipse, decedentium | stator, ad ccelestem vitam evocatus, | 5 0 die Mart. an°. 
^Et. suse lxiii. I salutis humange 1681. | Vidua mcerens | P. 

In a Brass Plate. 

Here resteth the Bodies of Simon Parret, Gentleman, Master of Arte, late Fellowe J 
of Magdalen Colledge, and twise Procter of the Universitie of Oxford, and Eliza | beth 
his Wife, Daughter of Edward Love of Aenohe in the County of North | ampton 
Esquier : Which Simon departed this worlde the 24 day of September in the yeare of 
our Lorde God mccccc 84, and in the Yere of his Age 71 : | and Elizabeth de- 
10 parted in child bed the 24 day of December in the yere of | oure Lorde God 
mccccclxxij, and in the Yeere of her Age xlij. | 

Above them Ten Men & Eleven Women kneeling, with their Hands lifted 
up to Heaven in a praying posture. Above them these Arms viz. (1) Parted 
per Fesse, in the first a demy Lyon rampant, in the Second 3 Paires & a 
Mullet. (2) A Field of three Coats, the first w th a Demy Lyon rampant, the 
second 3 Pairs & a Mullet, the 3 d a Lyon Rampant. (3) A Lyon Rampant. 

In Memory of the most pious and vertuous Gentlewoman Elizabeth the wife of Ed- 
mund Dickinson D r in Physick who died in child-bed on the 1 2 th day of August in the 
Yeare of our Lord 1670. in the 21 th Year of her Age. | 
20 Deo Opt. Max. | Et | Memoriae sacrum | Henrici Smith | Optimse spei adolescentis, 
filij I Rogeri Smith de Edmund Thorp | in Comitatu Leicestriae | Armigeri | Collegij 
Reginae commensalis | qui dum iEstivis Horis (animi oblec | tandi salutis firman doe 
ergo) Cher j welli fluentis fidentius quam | prudentius se committeret, nec na | tandi 
prorsus rudis, nec satis peritus | rapido adversi fluminis vortice | (proh dolor) absorptus 
I ingenti sui desiderio moestis parentibus tantum relicto | Ex hujusce tempestae vitse | 
fluctibus in seternitatis | portum enatavit | A.d. xii Kalend. Iun. | Ann. Dom. | 1640. | 

In a Monum* of White Marble on the Wall just by the Font. 

Near this place lyeth the Body of Daniel Fogg Gen*, who departed this Life May 
y e 15 th 1702. aged 85 years. As also several of his children, Daniel & William who 
30 dyed Infants, John aged ab* 30, Mary ab 1 20, & Thomas M.A. ab* 35. 

Charles Caesar Esq r ., one of the Burgesses for Hertford, happening to 
speak some Words on Wednesday last in the Debate of the H. of 
Commons w cn arose upon Acc^ of the Bill for the better security of her 
Majesty's Person and Government, w cn were judg'd reflecting on her 
Majesty, he was presently committed Prisoner to the Tower. . . . 

Dec. 22 (Sat.). ... In Arch. Laud. E. 81. B. Brunonis Comment, in 
Psalterium, in Cantica Bibliorum : in Te Deum, Symbolum fidei &c. 'Tis 
an old printed Book at Herbipoli for the use of the Bp. and Chapter 
there. — Laud. F. 41. Annales Hibernise ab Anno X ti 1162 usque ad 
4° annum 1370. At the Beginning is this Memorandum. 

The Author of this Book is unknowne. It was brought (as supposed) out of 
Ireland, by y e Lord Thomas Howarde Duke of Norfolke, L d . Treasurer, and 
Earl Marshall of England, when he was Earle of Surrey, and Lorde Lieutenant 
of y* Realme in anno 11 Regni Henrici octavi, and of late Yeares given by y a 
L d . W m . Howarde, Youngest Son to Thomas late Duke of Norfolke, unto 
the Learned and Judicious Antiquarye M r . W m . Camden, who put the same 
in print, inserting it into his Britannia, and by him given to George Lord 
Carew in anno 16 19. 

Dec. 23 (Sun.). The Words for w ch M r . Caesar was committed to 
50 the Tower, are, There is a noble Lord w tn out whom the Queen does 
nothing, who was known all last Reign to keep a constant Correspond- 
ence with the Court of St. Germains. — This Morning preach'd at S*. 
Marie's M r . Sacheverell of Magd. Coll. upon, in Perills amongst false 

Dec. 21-24.] 



Brethren, in the Prosecution of w cn words he did with a great Deal of 
Courage and Boldness, shew the great Danger the Church is in at 
present (notw th standing the Parliam* has voted it to be in none) from 
the Fanaticks & other False Brethren, whom he set forth in their proper 
Colours 1 . — Being to day with S r . Andrew Fountaine, he told me that 
he has been lately in Holland, where he has purchas'd a great Number 
of Curious Books and Coyns, some for himself but most for my Lord 
Pembrooke. He likewise told me that he design'd to write a Disserta- 
tion in Latin upon Carausius and Allectus, and to explain all their Coyns 
w cl1 he could procure, w ch will be of great use to all curious Persons, this 10 
part of the Roman History having not yet been sufficiently written of, 
for want of such undertakers as are skill'd in Coyns. D r . Sikes besides 
a very good Collection of Books had likewise a good Number of Coyns, 
w ch however he did not leave to any publick Place, but they are come 
into y e Hands of his Relations. He once said, he would give some to y e 
Publick Library, & his Executors, particularly M r . Hinton, say they will 
take care to procure y m for y* place if they can. Sir Andrew Fountaine 
formerly saw them, & he assures me y* one of Carausius's amongst y m is 
very valuable, there being on the Reverse victoria cea, the like whereof 
he never saw before in his life. — I saw to day at D r . Charlett's the 20 
Lower House of Convocation's Reasons for not assenting to y e Lords 
Address, penn'd with much modesty, & Affection for y e Church. — I 
saw also M r . Westley's Letter to the Master dated from Line. Castle Jul. 
31. 1705. wherein is the sum of all his Debts, viz. 357 1 . 16 s . io d , w ch he 
says he did not contract thro' Extravagance, it being impossible to be 
free from them when he has such a Family and has had so many 
Crosses. He acknowledges w th a great sense of Gratitude the Master's 
Kindness to him, & declares he has rec d divers unexpected Kindnesses 
from others w cn he hopes he shall always have sense to mention w tn the 
greatest Deference and Humility. — Petri Victorij Observatt. in Columel- 30 
lam, Catonem & Varronem. Lugd. ap. Gryphium 1542. 8°. not in y e 
Publick Library I think. I saw it at y e Mast r of University's Lodging. 
There goes w tn them Georgius Alexandrinus in libb. de re Rustica. 
P. Beroaldus in Columellam. Aldus de Dierum generibus. — Ciceronis Epi- 
stolae per Manutium. Antv. Plantin. 1567. 12 0 . Quaere wheth r in y e 
P. Library. — Quaere ab* the Motto of the Arms of the East Indian 
Company. I am told by M r . Thwaites that 'tis indvs vtero serviet vni, 
w cn he very ingeniously conjectures to be vterq. w cn w tn out doubt is 
right, being in Imitation of Hor. Et uterque Pcenus serviet uni. — 
Memorand. to consult the new Author of Embalming, who speaking de 40 
lucernis sepulch. takes notice of an Author who asserts yt a Lamp was 
found Burning at y e opening of a Vault ; but says he such a one does not 
believe it, nor such a one, but Judaeus Apella does believe it, w c k Error 
arose from credat Judaeus Apella. 

Dec. 24 (Mon.). M r . Greaves in his Description of y e Roman Dena- 
rius mentions an Attick Drachme of his, found in the Black Sea, w th 
this Inscription, AGETINAPNIKA APXE, w cl1 shews that in Livy 1. 37. c. — 

1 This is the very Sermon that he preach'd afterwards in Lond. Nov. 5. 1709. before 
the IA Mayor, for w ch he was impeach'd & punished. See in that Year — May 12 th . 



[1705 : 

where the Description of the Naval Triumph of L. iEmilius is given 
Tinarnica is to be read & not tetradrachma as is conjectur'd by Buda^us 
& Rhodiginus ; w clx is also confirm'd by the first Edition of Livy, w cl1 has 
Tetracina, w cn is an errour that came w tn out doubt from the carelessness 
of y e Scribe. Ask S r . Andrew Fountaine ab* this. — I shew'd him this 
Particular, & he immediately thought it should be rather AGENA1QN 
TINapnikos . APXIEPEVS. But suspended [his] positive Judgm*. — There 
is in the Taberders' Library at Queen's Coll. a Livy in Folio, with Wooden 
Cutts, printed at Franc, ad Moen. 1578. 

Dee. 25 (Tu.). In a Letter I saw to day at y e Master of University's 
cone. M r . Bromley's Father, 'tis there said y* he was a Gentleman Com- 
moner of Hart- Hall, matriculated in Apr. 1636. He afterwards travell'd, 
& upon his Return Home, took w* proved the wrong side. He was in 
Arms, & rid in y e Troop of L ds & Gentlemen yt was called y e K's Troop, 
commanded at Edge-Hill Feight, & (as the Author of this Letter thinks) 
was in other Battles. He was taken Prisoner in y e War, & lay 15 Mo. 
in Prison, & afterwards upon His Releasm* gave 10,000 L. Bond not to 
stir above 2 Miles from home, under w cl1 Confinem* he continued till y e 
Restauration: And then all y e Recompence he had for his Sufferings was 
y 6 Honour to be created a of y e Bath at y e Coronation. — The main 
Drift of this Letter is to vindicate him from the Aspersions cast on him 
as being a Presbyterian & I know not w* ; w cn if true S r . W m . Dugdale 
would not have given him so good a Character in his Antiq. of Warw. 
Sh. — He was (continues y e Letter) eminently in those Interests both of 
Ch. & State, & his Son has follow'd his Steps, 'tho' to his Loss. The 
Author of y e said Letter M r . Bromley his Son. 

Upon y 6 D. of Shrewsbury. 

O yes ! from henceforth sit omnibus And pounding in Wedlock a beast of y° 

notum Common. 

That a great Duke of England, and States- So Dotage concludes y e great Feats of his 

man of Gotham, Life, 

Hath robbed y e Publick by stealing a And Brachiano's cheap Mistresse proves 

Woman Talbot's dear Wife. 

— In a Letter from M r . Nelson to D r . Charlett he is pleas'd to speak 
very favourably & w tn abundance of Concern for y e D r ' s Interest, & for 
M r . Westley, & desires to know, w* character M r . Dodwell's new Book 
bears in y e university, being of opinion y* neither side can like it well 
(w cn however is far otherwise) & wishes his Book ab* y e Soul were not 
in y e Press, being too sensible y* such a Book coming from so great a 
Man will do much Mischief, & be entertain'd w tn a great deal of Pleasure 
by y e Scepticks of y e Age. — Memorand. y* M r . Edm. Chishull has 
writ a Letter to D r . Hicks, p* of w cn is printed in the D r ' s Book ag* ye 
Papists. The same M r . Chishull has ready for y e Press a Book of In- 
scriptions collected in his Travells, w cn were never published by any 
Collector. — The Master of University shew'd me a Ballad printed in 
the Year 1648, & now reprinted call'd, Rustica Academiae Oxoniensis 
nuper Reformatse Descriptio, in Visitatione Fanatica Octobris 6 to , &c. 
An. D. 1648. cum Comitijs ibid. Anno sequente : Et alijs notatu non 
indignis. Doctore Alibone nuper Lincolniae (false, he was of Magd.) 
Oxon. Auctore. — Edward Son of King Alfred (as Marianus relates) 

Dec. 24-27.] 



rebuilt Maldun in Essex, after it had been destroy'd in y 6 Danish Wars, 
& fortify'd it with a Castle. See Camden in Com. Essex. He also built 
a Castle at Colchester. See ibid. — M r . Camden notes y* Colchester 
was call'd by y e Britains Caer Colin, & y* he saw a great number of 
Roman Coyns dug up here, amongst w 0 * 1 some of Carausius. Quaere 
whether the Victoria Cea upon D r . Sikes's Coyn does not belong to this 
place, & whether it should not be Victoria Caer — ? — In Cumberland 
M r . Camden mentions an Inscription to a certain God, thus — deo ceaiio 
avr m rti &c. Quaere whether this Coyn may not relate to him ? In 
Cheshire he tells us y* the Cangi or Ceangi were a British People, which 10 
he places in y* County, conquer'd in the time of Domitian. 

Dec. 26 (Wed.). Sir Andrew Fountaine among other Curious Books 
shew'd me Yllustrium Ymagines, Lugd. 1514. 8°. w 0 * 1 is the first Book of 
Medals ever printed. — A folio Book in MS* containing divers Pleas of y e 
Crowne. — Traicte des cinque Ordres d' Architecture, dont se sont 
servy les Anciens, traduit du Palladio, augmente de novelles inventions 
pour l'Art de bien bastir, Par le S r . le Muet. Par. 1645. 4°- All done in 
Copper. S r . Andrew tells me there were not above 20 printed, being 
design'd for y e use of y e Dauphine. — Constitutiones Provinciales in Concilio 
Oxon. editae per Stephanum Cant. Archiepiscopum Anno 1222 Regis 20 
Hen. filij Johannis 8°. MS. fol. in Vellam. — A large Folio Book in 
MS* containing Original Letters, &c. The first is a Letter from y e Uni- 
versity of Cambridge dated nonis Jul. 1628. to the Duke of Buckingham 
w tlx the Duke's Answer, Dat. at Chelsey Jul. 30. 1628. — Paul. Manu- 
tius & Sigonius from a Place in the 5 th Book of Livy cap. 7. equis se 
suis stipendia facturos promittunt, gather y* there were two sorts of K ts 
at Rome who serv'd in the Wars, one sort w tlx a Publick Horse at y e 
Charge of the State, & another w t]l a private Horse, at their own Ex- 
pense; but from these words the most Learned and judicious Graevius in 
his Praeface to y e I st Vol. of his Thes. Antiq. Rom. has prov'd the direct 3° 

Dee. 27 (Th.). On the 24th Instant M r . Dobson & M r . Allemont were 
elected at Trinity & sent up to the Bp. of Winchester for him to make 
choice of one of them to be President. — On the 25th M r . Rob. Pearce 
A.M. was made Vice-Principal of Edm. Hall in room of M r . Musson. 
Here it must be observ'd that tho' D r . Mill seldom or never speaks well 
of other Houses as being (in his Language) w^out Discipline, yet he has 
taken successively 3 Vice-Principals from other Places, viz. M r . Milles in 
room of D r . Kennett, when there were several of the Hall who would 
have accepted of it, particularly M r . Grandorge, a worthy ingenious Man, 4° 
now Fellow of Magd. &c. (2) M r . Musson of Line, when there were, M r . 
Walker, & two or three more who would have had it. (3) M r . Pearce of 
Line, when at the same time that M r . Musson talk'd of leaving the House 
M r . Kent said he would readily accept it, if y e Principal should think fit. 
But he does not care it seems for his own Men ; w cl1 however has almost 
ruin d his House, w c]l if he had made a choice of M r . Kent, would have 
recovered he being a Man of Parts, Learning, Address & Aquaintance. 
But he is now better preferr'd, having got a good Living. 

[Note on the spelling of Carseoli, from Graevius, Pref. to Vol. I. of Thes. 
Antiq.] 50 


[1705 : 

Dec. 28 (Fri.). D r . Aldrich Dean of X* Church told D r . Hudson yt 
the Pope inquir'd very much how he y e said D r . Hudson did. — At the 
Church of Pauler's-Pury near Towcester in Northamptonshire there are 
several Monuments of the Family of y e Throgmortons, who were Lords 
of Pury, w c]l Lordship was sold to S r . Edw. Hales governor of y e Tower 
in King James II d ' s time which he sold again to S r . Benjamin Bathurst 
who made it his Lady's Joynture, and will descend to his Eldest Son M r . 
— Bathurst after her Death. In this Parish of Pauler's Pury was the famous 
D r . Edw. Bernard born, his Father being only Curate to the Rector of y fc 

10 Place. — At Easton near Towcester lives y e Lord Leominster, who has y e 
best Collection of Ancient Marble Statues, bigger than y e Life that perhaps 
are any where in being. They were the famous Lord Arundell's who col- 
lected the Marbles in y e Theatre Yard at Oxofi. This said L d . Leominster 
has been twice married, his second wife (now living) is Daughter to y e Duke 
of Leeds. He pretends a mighty Affection to y e Church, but like most 
others of the Lay Pretenders has no real Kindness for it, as may be 
gather d from this, That he disposes of his Livings always with a Bond 
of Resignation, and is at this time sueing an Honest Gentleman one M r . 
King who was unawares drawn in to give him a Bond, & intends to do 

20 so w tlx another Gentleman who lives in y e Neighbourhood. — Laurentij 
Pignorij Mensa Isiaca. Accedit Tomasini Manus senea. Amst. 1669. 4 to . 
This Book to be got into y e Publick Library. I saw it at S r . Andrew 
Fountaine's. I should look it over for Livy . . . Harduin de Nuramo 
Pantheo. Wanting in y e Publ. Library. . . . Horae B. Mariae. 12 0 . MS. 
I saw this in S r . Andr. Fountaines chamb 1 ". — When they were Repairing 
the Church of Rochester they took down a Beam on w cl1 was written 
1004. — Sir Andrew Fountaine has a printed Book call'd Kalendarium 
Benedictinorum in 4 Vol s . A most Curious, rare Book, & to be got into 
y e Library. — Laurence Nowel a very learned Man & y e first who 

30 reviv'd the Saxon Language. Camd. in Cornwal. — In the same County 
M r . Camden has [an] Inscription . . . which he reads thus, Doniert rogavit 
pro anima, or if it be thought the 3 Pricks are the remains of an E 
Doniert erogavit pro anima. Dug up near S*. Neots. Quaere ab* this 
Stone, & w* Doniert this should be. There was one Dungerth a petty 
King of Cornwall who according to the Annals was drown'd An. 872. — 
Arundell the Family, call'd in Latin by some de Arundine, not improperly, 
Arondell signifying swallow in French, & their Arms are Sable, six 
swallows argent. — Whence a Dragon in the Banners of our English Kings, 
see Camden in the same place. Where may be consider d the Roman 

40 Eagle & y e Danes Reafan. Quaere whether Livy may be in any thing 
hence illustrated ? 

[Cicero and many other Latin Authors corrected in Graevius' Thesaurus 
(and throughout this volume passim).] 

Dee. 29 (Sat.). . . . MS. Laud. F. 82. The Acts of the Apostles in 
Greek with a Latin Translation ad verbum in an opposite Column. A 
very old MS. in Capital Letters. At the End in a more modern Hand, 
but in Capitals also, is the Apostles Creed. From a Note there it appears 
to have formerly belong'd to the Dukes or Governors of Sardinia. . . . 
— When a new Edition of Herodian is undertaken Bockler's Edition at 

Dec. 28-29.] 



Argent. 1662. must be consulted. At y e End of his Notes he Defends 
the Version of Politian against y e Corrections of Hen. Stephens, w cn 
Corrections some say the Oxford Editor has rec d into y e Latin Text. — 

1 Ptolemie's (pdaecs aTrXavcov dcrrepoov, nai avvaycoyrj imarjfiacrLayv, a Book never 

yet printed, but fraught with divers pieces of y e Parapegmata both of Meton 
& Eudoxus ; and wholly another thing from that w c k goes under a like 
Name for Ptolemies, published at y e End of some Editions of Ovid's 
Fasti. See M r . Selden' s Discourse cone. y e Birthday of our Saviour 
p. 16. The said MS. w cn was communicated by S r . Hen. Savile to M r . 
Selden is now in the Savilian Study at Oxford. — Abraham de Balmis 10 
translated a Book intitled Isagogicon Astrologiae Ptolomaei, w cn appears to 
be y e same w th Geminus's Phenomena. See M r . Selden ibid, who has 
some observations ab* it. 

An Exact Catalogue of all the Pieces in the MS* Collection w cn S r . John 
Osborne lent D r . Hudson. 

1. Epistola Domini Benedicti XII. Edwardo Regi Angliae tertio directa, 
dehortatoria ne utatur nomine & Armis Regis Francise. Pr. Benedictus Epi- 
scopus servus servorum Dei carissimo in Christo. 

2. Procuratorium pro Domino Rege, or K. Edward 3 d3 Letter of Procura- 20 
tion for several Persons therein named to appear for him and make his Ap- 
peal from the Parliarm of Paris. Pr. Quorundam insinuatione nuper audivimus. 

3. Procuratorium pro Domino Rege concernens statum suum & Regna, or 
another Letter of Procuration from K. Edw. 3 d . to several Persons to appear 
for him & justify his Proceedings before the Pope. Pr. Pateat universis per 
praesentes quod nos Edwardus. 

4. Provocatio pro Domino Edwardo Rege Angliae & Franciae ad audientiam 
Concilij Generalis ad judicem supremum in qua quidem provocatione fit 
mencio de Lodowico Imperatore. Pr. In Dei nomine Amen. Ego W. de S. 
Procurator. 30 

5. Domino Papae, Dominis Cardinalibus & alijs volentibus intelligere justi- 
tiam causae suae intimat Rex Angliae Edwardus tertius jura sua in Regno Fran- 
ciae & injurias sibi factas per Regni Franciae intrusorem cum excusatione eorum 
quae facit pro sua defensione & sui juris prosecutione & cum Notificatione suae 
intentionis devotionis & fidei. — Pr. Jus naturale primaevum pariter animalia 
cuncta docens. 

6. Argumenta e jure Civili et Canonico petita summoque Pontifici oblata 
per Domini Regis nuncios ostendentia Edwardum tertium jure Haereditario 
Galliae Regem esse. — Pr. Factum ex quo Dominus Edwardus Rex Angliae jus 
habere se dicit. 40 

7. Epistola 2 da . Regis Edwardi tertij missa Domino Papae pro Jure suo ad 
regnum Franciae. — Pr. Sanctissimo in Christo Patri Domino C. Divina provi- 
dentia — Dated i st June 19 th of his Reign. 

8. De jure & titulo Regis Angliae ad coronam & Regnum Franciae ac primo 
factum praesupponitur & sequuntur rationes & argumenta pro utraque parte — 
Pr. Philippus filius Sancti Lodowici Rex Francorum genuit. — In this Dis- 
course the King of England's Title to the Kingdom of France is more largely 
handled than it had been before. Upon this occasion there is inserted at the 
End a Genealogical Table of the Kings of France & England from S*. Lewis 

to K. Henry VI. 5 o 

9. Tractatus alter de eadem re, Gallice. 

10. Excerpta quaedam de eadem re e libro qui dicitur sompnium viridarij 
qui est Dialogus inter clericum & militem. 

1 Tis printed in Petavius's Uranologion. But y e MS. in S r . H. Savile's study is 
much more correct. There are two MSS. in S r . H. Savile's Study. 



[1705 : 

n. Copia tractatus Magnae Pacis in Latino inter Reges Angliae & Franciae 
factae apud Bretigny juxta Carnotum Anno Domini 1360, & confirmata seu 
jurata eodem anno Calesiae & Bolon. — Pr. Johannes Dei gratia Francorum 
Rex universis salutem. 

12. Responsio Gallicorum in tractatu apud Loulyngham, Gallice. 

13. Litera Renunciationis Joannis Regis Franciae, cum clausula Cestassavoir, 
Gallice. — Pr. Johan par la Grace de dieu Roy de France. 

14. Duodecima & ultima Egloga Francisci Petrarchae Bucolicorum,continens 
bellum Edwardi Regis Anglorum & Joannis Regis Francorum. 

10 15. Tractatus pacis finaliter conclusae & in quibusdam articulis de novo apud 
Calesias correctae inter Reges Angliae & Franciae predictos. Gallice. 

16. De Allegamijs inter Reges & Regna. Gallice. 

17. Litera super liberatione fortalitiorum in diversis partibus. Gallice. 

18. Tractatus Calesiae cum Articulis subtractis aliter subscripts, or A full 
Account of the Treaty of Calice betw. K. Edward 3 and K. John of France : 
declaring what Lands and Territories each Prince shall hold &c. with all other 
Instruments belonging to y* Treaty in French. 

19. Requisitio facta per Henricum quintum Regem Angliae & Franciae ad- 
versario suo Franciae de & super corona & Regno Franciae ei pacifice dimit- 

20 tendis. — Pr. Mediator Dei & Hominum Christus Jesus a summis ad ima. 

20. Articuli continentes modum & ordinem observatos ab Henrico quinto 
Dei Gratia Rege Franciae & Angliae in prosequendo jura sua Haereditaria coro- 
nam videlicet & Regnum Franciae injuriose ab Adversario suo detenta. — Pr. 
Inprimis licet eidem Regi competierit. 

21. Forma Redemptionis sive Financiae & Liberationis Arturi de Britannia 
Prisonarij Regis Angliae Henrici 5** per Indenturam. 

22. Forma Commissionis ad tractandum super Elargitione ejusdem Prisonarij 
scilicet Arturi de Britannia. 

23. Forma elargiandi dictum Arturum Prisonarium. 

30 24. Juramentum Arthuri de Britannia de observanda pace conclusa Trecis 
& de serviendo in Armis Henrico Regi Angliae Haeredi & Regenti Franciae. 

25. Forma oblationis factae pro Arthuro de Britanniae Prisonario. 

26. Commissio pro ligis faciendis cum Delphino. 

27. Commissio pro treugis faciendis cum Delphino. 

28. Treugae generales factae cum Duce Britanniae cum Appunctuamentis 

29. Confirmatio prorogationis Treugarum factarum per Comitem Arma- 

30. Commissio ad procedendum super attemptatis contra Treugas Britanniae 
40 praedictas. 

31. Appunctuata ante Redditionem Villae Rotomagensis. 

32. Oblationes factae per Regem Henricum quintum parti Franciae pro pace 

33. Petitiones eorum de Francia factae Henrico quinto. 

34. Commissio ad reformanda attemptata contra Treugas factas cum Ad- 
versario Franciae. 

35. Commissio ad tractandum cum Delphino de pace. 

36. Oblatio facta per Ambassiatores Regis Franciae Henrico 5 to Regi An- 
gliae in Medunta, or the Offers made by y e Ambassadors of the King of France 

50 to King Henry the 5 th at Melun, with all y e Proceedings of y* Treaty. 

37. Articuli tractatus magnae Pacis inter Henricum 5 tum Regem Angliae &c. 
& Carolum Regem Franciae apud Trecas conclusi, Anno Domini 1420, 21 die 
mensis Maij. There are two copies, one in Latin in y e Name of King Charles 
of France & y e other in English in y e Name of King Henry. 

38. Another Copie of the said Articles in French in y e Name of King 

39. Litterae Testimoniales super Juramento de non veniendo contra dictam 
pacem facto per Capitulum Ecclesiae Cathedralis Parisiensis, &c, or several 

Dec. 29-30.] 


Letters & Certificates concerning the Oath y* was taken by the Clergy & 
Noblemen of France to observe y e said Treaty, & also of y e Homage & Fealty 
they then made to K. Henry with other articles & Agreements with the Count 
of Troyes to serve King Charles & King Henry & to do him Homage, viz. (i) 
the said Litterae Testimoniales de juramento &c. (2) Testimoniales super 
simili juramento praestito per studentes Universitatis Parisiensis. (3) Similes 
super juramento praestito per vicarium generalem & ofncialem Episcopi. 
(4) Similes super juramentum praestitum per Praesidentem & Officiarios Curiae 
Parliaments (5) Alia forma pro Canonicis & Ministris Ecclesiae Cathedralis. 

(6) Similes pro Juramento Domini Ducis Clarentiae, & Dominorum Britannise. ro 

(7) Modus faciendi Appunctuamenta per Commissarios, cum alijs multis id 
genus, inter quae est, Propositio Abbatis de Bello-Becco Magistri sacrae 
Theologiae facta coram Papa post conclusionem pacis factae in Civitate Tre- 
censi, uti etiam ejusdem Protestatio. Deinde sequuntur, Appunctuata & Con- 
cordata desuper terris & dominijs Ducatus Aquitaniae ; Articuli pro conserva- 
tione pacis firmandae inter Reges & Regna &c. necnon super modificatione & 
limitatione superioritatis & restrictione resorti. Item Responsiones datae in 
scriptis per Gallicos ad articulos super modificatione & limitatione ultimi re- 

40. Extractum ab originali libri Antiqui Cronicorum Sancti Severini Burde- 20 
galensis. Gallice. 

41. Transcriptum de Registris Parliamenti Parisiensis de Alligantia olim 
facta & jurata inter Delphinum & ducem Burgundiae qui occisus, with several 
other things, amongst w ch one immediately precedes this Transcript, relating 
to y e said Treaty of Troyes. 

See pag. 58. 

Dec. 30 (Sun.). Annals of England by N. Trivet, w* h y e Continuation 
of Adam Merimuth. Never printed. — Peter de Ickham's English 
Chronicle. — History of England by J. Ross. — The Chronicle of S*. 
Swithun's Monastery. — Annals of England by Th. Otterburn. — Chron. 3° 
of England by Gualt. Gisburn. — Chron. of England by Jo. Merilynch. — 
Chron. of y e Monastery of S*. Edmund. — Title of Edward the 3 d to y e 
Kingdom of France. None of the said Books yet printed, tho' in a Paper 
w clx came out some years since at y e Theatre there was an offer made for 
it, & 'twas said y* they were then actually ready for y e Press ; but I 
suppose want of Encouragement hinder d the Good Design, as it did of 
printing several other usefull Pieces of Antiquity not hitherto published. — 
Out of a Paper I saw at y e Mast r of University's Lodging, containing the 
Reasons those offer'd who dissented to the Bill ab* Security of the Pro- 
testant Succession, & the Names of those who dissented also to y e 3 4° 
Riders [50-57] . . . 

A Continuation of y e Catalogue of Pieces in S r . John Osborne's MS*. 

42. Scriptum Magistri Johannis Rivell contra Ducem Burgundiae & relaxa- 
tionem Juramenti sui Regi Angliae, & caetera. Gallice. 

43. Acta & Processus in Conventione Attrabatensi, or The Acts & Proceed- 
ings at Arras between K. Hen. VI. & Charles of France with all y e Argum ts 
urged on both sides. 

44. Conventiones Pacis initae inter Regem Karolum & Ducem Burgundiae in 
dicta Conventione Attrabat. 

45. Declarationes Ambassiatorum Concilij Basiliens. factae in Attrabato. 46. 5° 
Acta & Gesta in Conventione pro Tractatu pacis habita in Marchijs Calesiae 
Anno Domini 1439. &c. or The Acts & Proceedings at y e Convention or 
Treaty of Peace held in y e Marches of Calais An. Domini 1439 w th all y e 
Commissions from y e Kings of France & England, Instructions to y e English 

vol. 1. L 


[1705 : 

Embassadors & y e offers of Peace made by y e Duke of Orleans & Dutchess of 
Burgundy in Behalf of y e French & y e Answers of y e King of England there- 
unto w th y e last Results & Breaking off of y* Treaty written in Manner of a 
Journal by Tho. Beckington D r . of Laws & one of y e Commissioners for y* 

47. A short History of y e chief Actions of K. Hen. V. in Hexameter & 
Pentameter verse. By y e same Author. 

— D r . Hicks has put out a New Edition of his Private Devotions w tJl 
some Additions, & in y e Preface I am told has made an Answer to some 

10 Objections made agt some pt of y e Book. — I saw a Letter to day at y e 
Master of University's Lodgings in MS* from Beza to ArchbP. Whitgift 
dated Cal. Febr. 1593. Geneve. I suppose never yet printed. Quaere. — 
Talking to-day w tlx M r . Smith of University College, he seem'd to be of 
opinion yt the Passage in Camden's Edition of Asser Men. relating to 
the University of Oxon is forged, & affirm'd yt tho' M r . Camden had 
establish'd a good Character of being an Honest Man yet he did not act 
fairly in this particular; because he did not tell yt this Passage was 
omitted in the Edition of ArchbP. Parker, & notify whether in the MS* he 
made use of it was in the Text, or in y e Margin : w cl1 is no Objection at 

20 all, it being certain yt M r . Camden had no mind to engage in so useless 
a Controversy ; and his making no mention at all how it was written in 
the MS* shews yt twas in a continued Manner wtkout breaking off or 
being added by a latter Hand. But he sufficiently vindicated himself 
afterwards to M r . Twyne as I have insinuated in my Notes to S r . John 
Spelman's Life of King Alfred. He also seem'd to disbelieve altogether 
y e Story of Theodorus ArchbP. of Canterbury, w c1l however is not utterly 
to be rejected any more y n several other stories w cl1 are not confirmed by 
undoubted Authority ; especially since there are divers Proofs from other 
things of y e Truth of this, particularly from the Arms of the University 

30 of Oxon in the Church of Grekelade, (see Vol. immediate prsecedens 
p. 142) a British Passage publish'd by M r . Burman in the New Edition 
of D r . Plot's Nat. History of Oxonshire, & other Authorities, as I have 
shew'd in y e foresaid Notes upon S r . John Spelman. 

A Catalogue of the MS* of Letters &c. of S r . Andrew Fountaine, men- 
tion'd in this Vol. p. 20. 

1. A Letter from the University of Cambridge in Latin, dated the Nones of 
July 1627, to y e Duke of Buckingham their Chancellor, giving his Grace 
Thanks for his Great Care of the University, especially in relation to printing, 
& desiring his Care for y e Future. 
40 2. His Grace's Answer in English, dated from Chelsey July 30 th 1628, 
signifying y* tho' he should be absent for some time yet he had taken effectual 
Means for preventing the ill Designs of the Enemies of y e University &c. 

3. An imperfect Index to some Common Law Book, either printed or 

4. An Extract out of Antoninus History tit. 17. c. 9. § 28. a 0 . 1 196. & § 31. 
a 0 . 1201. As also out of Genebrard's Chronicle a°. 1198 & 1199, & Paulus 
iEmil. p. 302, concerning Philip the i st King of France's marrying Vigeburg 
or Ingeberg, Daughter to Canute King of Denmark, his Divorce of her, & his 
being afterwards Excommunicated for it. pag. 1. 

t^o 5. A Reconciliation made between the King (K. James I.) and his Subjects, 
touching the Demand of his Right in old Debts and Landes quietly enjoyed 
tyme out of mind &c. wherein y e Root is discovered from whence both these 

Dec. 30, 31.] VOLUME VII, PAGES 58-70. 


and other principal Grievances between y e Said Prince and his People have 
been branched : the Error of such as fathered the said Grievances upon the 
Lawes and Privileges of y e Crowne sufficiently made knowne, seeing the Thief 
w ch (all this while) robbed both King and Country is here openly detected, 
and a Remedy to prevent the like Mischiefs to y e Crowne & every Man's Pos- 
terity safely propounded : written by S r . Edw. Coke. — Pr. When I had well 
observed the Grievances, p. 4. 

6. A Parliam* Writ, directed to Marmaduke Bp. of St. David's, dat. at 
Westm. 12 Oct. 26 Year of Eliz. Reign, p. 13. 

7. A Letter from Anthony Bory to y e Lord Cromwell against y e Pope's 10 
Lawes for denying Prohibitions &c. contrary to y e Lawes. p. 15. — Pr. After 
my Bounden Dutye unto your good Mastershipp for your most lovyng Letters. 

8. Concerning the Act of Appeals. H. 8. pag. 17. 

9. Notes & Copies out of the Tower Records, cone. Tolle Office, Custom 
Office, Impositions, Subsidies granted upon Condition the Grant made to y e 
King in Parliam 1 , 6. H. 4., the Subsidie to be delivered to Will, de Walleworth 
& John Phillpot, of i5 ths , two Tenths &c. in y e 2 d Year of Rich. 2 d , Tax upon 
Wool in Ireland, & lastly cone, the Tax upon Wine in y e time of Rich. 2 d . 
pag. 19. 

10. Petitiones Parliamenti 8 E. 2. p. 23. 20 

11. Ethelbald King of Mercia's Charter for founding the Abbey of Crowland, 
dated an. 716. p. 29. 

12. K. Hen. 4 th ' 3 Patent, an. Regni 7 m0 , for Naturalizing Albertus de An- 
dernaco Goldsmith, p. 31. 

13. K. W m . Rufus's Charter to y e Monastery of Evesham, Anno 1100. 
P 32. 

14. Extracta de Moneta & Cambio Domini Regis scilicet quis fecit Mone- 
tam seu Cambium sine Domino Rege, &c. 

15. Other things about y e Corps of this Kingdom, particularly ab* Trans- 
porting of Gold &c. as also ab* y e Exchange : with John Fordes Case cone. 30 
his Vending Wool to Forreigners, 17. H. 6. See page 72. 

M r . Thwaits assures me that D r . Barrow's Euclid in 8°. is taken from 
Herigonus, as also are most of his Scholia and Corollaria & Monita. He 
likewise tells me yt y e figures & very Letters thereof are exactly the same. 
— The ArchbP. in his Quarto Edition of y e Bible has so mangled the first 
Prophecy in Genesis concerning our Saviour yt nothing can be made of 
it. Quaere? — M r . Thwaits has in his Study Hierom de Bara's Blazon 
of Armes in French, pr. at Lyons 1581. folio. Quaere whether in y e P. 
Library ? — John Dee's Preface to Euclid was prefix'd by Capt. Tho. 
Rudd to his Euclid's Elem ts of Geometry y e first 6 Books in a com- 40 
pendious form contracted & demonstrated, Lond. 1651. 4 0 . 

Dee. 31 (Mon.). . . . Livy in y e 4 th Book ch. 16. tells us y* L. Minucius 
had a golden Statue given him in shape of an ox w^out y e Porta Tri- 
gemina; w cl1 shews y* Golden statues were in use before y e time of 
Acilius Glabrio, contrary to w* is asserted by Valerius Maximus. But 
Lipsius assents to Valerius, & reads in Livy Bove § agro for Rove aurato : 
w cl1 is probably the true Reading, it being certain y* statues of Gold were 

Dec. 31. Dr. T. Smith to H. Remarks on Browne Willis and materials 
for Life of Wolsey; condemns Dr. Burnet as a historian. Thoresby, his 
writings and autographs. The author of the Letter to a Bishop (1689) was 
Dr. Comber, who received the rich Deanery of Durham as a reward of his 
unrighteousness. Is wholly ignorant of the author of the designed Answer, 
of which only about seven sheets were printed. Advises H. to give the bulk of 

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not known so early. See Rupertus upon Val. Max. p. 150. — . . . Con- 
sider a Coyn amongst those given by M r . Ray, in w cl1 is 2IITYAHNH. In 
one of the Oxon Marbles there is hia tt\v M^repa rrjv 2nrv\r) vr )v, by whom 
they us'd to swear. Vide Grsev. Thes. Vol. 5. p. 661. — Consider also a 
Coyn there of Philetserus. 

A Continuation of y e Heads of S r . Andrew Fountaine's MS*. See 
pag. 68. 

16. A Memorandum relating to one John Campoh Merchant's giving Eng- 
lish Money in Exchange to Forreigners, an. 3 0 Hen. 8. p. 66. 
10 17. Breve Regis Edwardi i mi & Inquisitio inde contra falsam & corruptam 
monetam & pollardos per quosdam Mercatores importat'. anno 29 & 31 0 Regni 
dicti Regis. 

18. p. 68. Carta Regis Eadwini filij Regis Eadmundi & fratris Regis Ead- 
gari de terris in Jeakelea, an. 956. p. 73. — Pr. Regnante ac gubernante Domino 
nostro Ihesu Christo, memoria quia hominum. 

19. Extract out of y e Statutes relating to Armor, p. 77. 

20. Extract out of y e Statutes relating to Archerye. p. 77. 

si. Extract out of y e Statutes relating to Gunns & Crosse-Bows. p. 77. 

22. Extracts out of y e Statutes relating to Merchants, Merchants of y e 
20 Staple, Victualers, Hostlers, Weights & Measures, Draperye, Money, Corne, 

Crowes and Rookes, Husbandry, Wyne, Yarne, Golde & Silver, Hatts & Capps, 
Tynne, Wax, Pynns, Rogues & Vagabonds, Relief of y e Poor, Chaplains, 
Highways, Passage, Ale Houses, & Sewers, p. 78. &c. 

23. Another Copy of all y e said Extracts, p. 90. All these Statutes whence 
these Extracts made obsolete. 

24. Some observations of S r . Edw. Coke cone, the Seal of y e Court of Com- 
mon Pleas, fol. 99. 

25. Carta Regis Johannis pro Electione Episcoporum, cum Annotatiuncula 
quadam Domini Edv. Coke ad eandem spectante. fol. 101. 

30 26. Extracts out of the Records cone. Escheats in y e County of Chester, 
f. 103. 

27. Cardinal Woolsey's Inditement, in French, with a Collection of several 
Reports, f. 111. 

28. Ex Placitis coram Dom. Rege Ed. 4 to . Rot. 143. Termino Mich. 5*° 
anno Regni. f. 131. b. 

29. Ex placitis coram Domino Rege apud Westm. de Termino Sancti 
Hillar. Anno Regni Regis Edwardi 3*U post Conquestum tricesimo 8 vo . Rot. 
14- f- 133- 

30. Presidents out of y e Treasurie relating to Prohibitions, f. 136. 
40 31. Notes cone. Resumptions & Disabilities to take. f. 139. 

32. Form of Premunire. f. 140. 

33. Another forme of the same. f. 142. 

34. Note cone, the Clerk of Chancery, fol. 145. b. 

35. Out of a Parliam* Roll of 11 th of H. 4. concerning the Recovery of 
certain Castles, Honours, &c. to y e Crowne. fol. 146. 

36. An Order resolv'd on by y e Judges & Barons of y e Exchequer concerning 

his time to nobler and more useful studies than English Antiquities. Believes 
that Grabe received the Sacrament at his ordination. ' I often, several yeares 
since, urged Mr. Antony a Wood, who then seriously protested to mee, that 
hee was no Papist, for the worlds better satisfaction to receive the H. Sacra- 
ment in Merton-College-Chappell, or in our College-Chappell with mee ; 
but this hee utterly refused. But soon after, upon a Solemne Festivall, hee 
went over to Ifly, and communicated there : of which he brought a certificate, 
. . . & which hee shewed mee.' 

Dec. 31.] 



y e dealing w th and disposing of Woods, Trees, and Coppices w th in Parkes, 
Forrests, & Chases, f. 148. 

37. Revocatio Litterarum Patentium de Officio Assaiae Uluagij de Woo- 
steedes in Civitate Norff. An. quinto Edw. 3^. f. 150. 

38. Out of y e Records of King's Bench, containing divers Inditements for 
Treason, &c. f. 152. 

39. A Catalogue of Inditem ts for Treason temp. Eliz. Reginae. f. 164. 

40. A Collection of some other Inditem ts for Treason in the time of K. 
Edw. 4. & Q. Eliz. with some things cone. Inditem ts for y e same Crime in y e 
time of K. Hen. 7. & 8. f. 166. 10 

41. Case of y e Murder of John Imperial Embassador of y e state of Venice, 
in the 3 d Year of y e Reign of Rich. 2 d . f. 179. 

42. A Note cone. King John's offering to make his Kingdom tributary to 
y e Great Emperor of Turkey, & (upon his Refusal) to y e Pope. f. 192. b. 

43. The Disannulling of the said Offer to y e Pope by K. Edw. 1. & Edw. 3. 
f. 193. 

44. A True Copy of y e Articles Exhibited against Cardinal Woolsey. f. 195. 

45. Concerning Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions as well out of y e Lawes and Or- 
dinances of Spaine, as of y e Story both for y e Point of Prohibition and of 
Supremacy. By S r . Edw. Coke. — Pr. The Clergie of Spaine besides their rich 20 
Indowments. f. 209. 

46. S r . Edw. Coke's long Epistle to y e Princes & States of Germany, warn- 
ing them of y e Dangers impending from the House of Burgundy & the Spanish 
Monarchy. — Pr. When I call to remembrance most gracious Lordes. f. 223. 

47. De Superioritate Maris Angliae & jure Officij Admiralitatis in eodem. 
f. 244. 

48. King James y e first's Proclamation touching Fishing, f. 246. 

49. Other Things concerning the Sea & Fishing, f. 248. 

50. Reasons to maintaine y e Navigation of y e English Merchants into y e 
East & West Indies. By S r . Rob*. Cotton, f. 253.— Pr. I doubt not my Hon 1 * 6 30 
Lord, but in this Accompt. 

51. Typus totius Orbis terrarum in quo & Christiani Militis certamen super 
terram (in pietatis studiosi gratiam) graphice designatur a Jud. Hondio. 

52. Carta Brithrici Regis, ex libro vocato Abendone Landbooke Ca. 19. 
f. 9. — Pr. In nomine Omnipotentis pijssimi genitoris, qui cunctorum bonorum. 
f. 261. 

53. Carta Etheldredi Regis, ex eodem libro. f. 96. — Pr. Ego Ethelredus 
totius Albionis Dei providentia imperator. 

54. Alia Carta ejusdem Ethelredi Regis de donatione 25 mansorum sive 
Hidarum Terrae in Ichington facta ad Clofiam. — Pr. In nomine excelsi tonan- 40 
tis, cujus nutu & miseratione a pio Patre praeditus. f. 263. 

55. Ex Eodem libro excerptum cap. 38. de Donatione Cufwlfi Monasterio 
Abendon. f. 264. 

56. Aliud Excerptum ex eodem libro c. 38 de Donatione Ethelswith Reginae 
dicto Cufwlfo, ministro suo, in usum dicti Monastery de Abendon. f. 264. — 
This Donation of ^Ethelswith dated a.d. 868. The Charter w 3h is here added 
beginns thus, Ego Ethelswith Regina Deo largiente Merciorum, cum consensu 
meorum seniorum, concedens donabo &c. 

57. A Note about the Antiquity of Davies alias Tavies Inne. 

58. Some very good Notes about our Ancient English Coyn, beginning w th 50 
y* of the Britains, by S r . Edw. Coke. f. 265. 

59. A Patent of K. Edw. I (An. Regni 20 0 ) to Osbert de Spaldington and 
John de Suthewell constituting them Justices for y e Isle of Man. f. 267. 

60. Out of y e Pleas of the Crown of the 21 st Year of the Reign of Edw. I. 
relating to Master Gwynand de Briland's Poysoning of Salomon de Roffe. 
f. 269. 

60. Some short Notes cone. Coyns, Woole &c. f. 240. b. 

61. A Computation of y e Value of all Merchandizes exported & imported 


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out & into y e Realm of England shewing y e Difference betwixt y e Value of y e 
Exportation & Importation for 2 years successively, viz. the years 161 2, 1613. 

62. A Brief Computation of y e Value of all Goods imported & exported into 
& out of y e Port of London by Merchant Strangers according to y e Printed 
Booke of Rates excepting the Wines inwardes & Clothe outwardes. Both of 
y m rated by a Medium being not valued in y e said Book of Rates viz. for one 
whole year begun from y e Feast of y e Birth of our Lord God 16 10 & ended at 
y e same Feast 161 1 being by y e Space of one whole year. 

63. S r . Lionell Cranfeild's Ballance of Trade. 

10 64. Some Notes of S r . Edw. Coke cone. y e English Coyn. f. 271. 

65. Testamentum Henrici Secundi Regis Angliae. Dated anno 1182. 

66. Pope Alexander's Letter to King Henry 2 d for y e Government of Ire- 
land. — Pr. Alexander Episcopus servus servorum Dei, Christianissimo in 
Christo filio Henrico Illustri Anglorum Regi. 

67. His Letter to y e Barons & Nobles of Ireland relating to y e same Matter. 
— Pr. Alexander Episcopus servus servorum Dei, Dilectis filijs, nobilibus 

68. A Brief Collection of y e Alterations w ch have been made in y e Monies 
of this Realme since the time of Edward y e first, f. 273. — Pr. In the 28 th year 

20 of Kinge Edwarde y e first there were Workemen sent for. 

69. A Brief Note of all y e Monies of Gold and Silver Coynes in y e Time of 
Queen Elizabeth with y e true value thereof in Monie. f. 290. — Pr. Coyned in 
Sterlinge Monies in the Myntes in y e Tower of London. 

70. The like Note for the i st 15 Years of King James the first's Reign, 
f. 292. 

71. An Estimate by Reasonable Conjecture of y e present State of England 
in Currant Standard Monies, f. 296. — Pr. There hath beene coyned since y e 
first Year. 

72. Some short Notes cone, the Baillive of Sandwich, Fees &c. f. 299. 

30 73. The Manner of making the Monies and the Forme of y e Remedies from 
the Standard as well for Weight as Finenesse. f. 300. 

74. Notes out of Sundrie Indentures whereby the Mint-Master is to have 
Allowance if his Monies fall out better than Standard, f. 301. 

75. A Memorial of such Resolutions as were taken by his Maj f y K. James 
the i st ab* certain Grievances presented to Him by the Parliam*. f. 303. 

76. De Terris in partibus transmarinis, Constitutio facta 17, & 42 E. 3. 
f. 308. 

77. King Henry the 4 th ' 8 Letters Patents about certain Privileges of y e 
Monastery of Evesham, an. Regni 7 mo . f. 310. 

40 78. A Form for Raising a Loan. 

79. King James y e first's Letter to S r . Edw. Coke about Raising a Loan, 
dated y e last day of Oct. the 9 th year of his Reign, w th y e King's own Hand at 
y e Beginning, p. 314. 

80. A Privy Seal from King Richard the 3 d to William Swan Gentleman 
Enabling him to leavy Armes, w th the King's own Hand at y e Beginning, 
f. 3i5. 

81. A Letter of D r . Geo. Abbot ArchbP. of Cant, to S r . Edw. Coke cone, 
some Injury done to his L d ship's Courts & Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction, by such 
Prohibitions as flowed by S*. Edw.'s Means from the Court of Common Pleas. 

50 dat. Jan. n. 161 1. f. 317. — f. My very good Lord. Since y e time that his 
Majesty out of his gracious favour. 

82. A Discourse cone, the said Prohibitions, f. 317. — Pr. To omit the larger 
Discourse of Prohibitions. 

83. A Letter of Tho. Lake cone, the same, dat. March 5, 1610. 

84. The Petition of the Judges in y e Ecclesiastical Courts to y e King ab* 
the same. f. 320. 

85. A Schedule of certain Speeches delivered by S r . Edw. Coke in Vindica- 
tion of those unjust Prohibitions, f. 320. 

Dec. 31.] 


86. A Letter of George Blackwell dated 28 Sept. 1606. about an Oath to be 
taken by Roman Catholicks. 

87. Prohibition cone, the Case of Ellenor Greene, f. 326. 

88. Copy of another Prohibition in relation to y e Case of Will. Checkett. 
f. 327. 

89. S r . Hen. Hubbart's Letter to S r . Edw. Coke ab* y e said Prohibitions, 
dated 2 March 16 10. f. 328. 

90. A Premunire in the Reign of Hen. 7 th . f. 330. 

91. King Henry y e 3 d ' s Letter about y e Disobedience of Henry Son to y e 
Earl of Cornwall, f. 331. IO 

92. Extract out of the Pari. Rolls ab* Hen. de Beaumont's refusing to give 
Counsel to King Edw. 2. in relation to a Truice w th y e Scots, f. 333. 

93. Certain Articles of Abuses w c]l are desired to be reformed in granting 
of Prohibitions, exhibited by Richard (Bancroft) Archbishop of Canterbury in 
y 6 Name of the whole Clergy to y e Lords of y e Privy-Council, Term. Mich, 
an. 3. Regis Jacobi, with Answers to y e same by the Advice and Resolution, 
upon Deliberation and Conference, and w th general Consent of all y e Judges 
of England Term. Pasch. an. 4° Jacobi Regis, f. 334. 

94. Some short Notes about Prohibitions of S r . Edw. Coke. f. 352. 

95. The Conference at York-House betweene y e L d . Chancellor & the two 20 
Chief Justices &c. ab* Prohibitions &c. in y e time of K. James i st . f. 352. b. 

96. Case of Martin Trewynarde, John Killigrew & George Trewynarde in 
relation to y e Stannaries, Regn. Eliz. 4*° & 6 t0 . f. 357. 

97. Large Observations about Coyne, f. 359. 

98. Proposition to King James the first about his Exchange, with large Ob- 
servations on the same. f. 379. 

99. The Truth of the Case of Sir Edwarde Mountague Knt. Chief Justice 
of y e Comon Pleas, in the Reign of Hen. 8. written by himself, f. 384. 

100. A Breviate of Particulars in the same. f. 385. b. 

10 1. The Sentence of the ArchbP. of Canterbury, Bp. of London, &c. in re- 30 
lation to S r . Edw. Seymour, Earl of Hertford's marrying his Couzin German 

y e Lady Catherine Grey, with M r . John Hales's arrogant opposing y e said 
Sentence, f. 388. 

102. Fundatio Monastery Sancti Albani ubi & Regia potestas apparet. f. 390. 

103. Some Notes from Councils ab* y e King's Power, &c. f. 392. 

104. Out of the Treasury Records, an. 25 E. 3. cone, the Mannor of Burn- 
ham in Bucks, f. 394. 

105. Deed between Robert Fitz Harding and Rob*, de Berckeley, in y° 
presence of Hen. Duke of Normandy. &c. f. 398. 

106. King Stephen's Charter to Roger de Berkley, f. 399. 40 

107. Queen Eleanor Wife of Hen. 2 d her Grant to the Berkleys, f. 399. 

108. K. Hen. 2 d ' s Grant to Rob* Fitz Harding, f. 400. 

109. The Judges Resolution A 0 27 0 H. 6. between y e Earle of Arundel & 
Earle of Devon, f. 401. 

no. Quidam Articuli contra Clerum per Regem Hen. 3. anno Regni 51. 
f. 402. 

in. A Note ab* Suites in Chancery, f. 404. 

112. Charter of K. William Rufus to y e Church of Evesham, f. 404. b. 

113. Carta Regis Edwardi ad Gilbertum Comitem Gloverniae. f. 404. b. 

114. Carta Willelmi Conq. Abbati de Bello in qua plurima sunt observatu 50 
digna. f. 405. a. 

115. Carta Roberti de Brus de Regno Scotise, an. 1292. f. 405 b. 

116. Carta Henrici primi de fine inter Herbertum Episcopum & Petrum de 
Valonijs. f. 406. 

117. Concordia finalis inter Albreiam de Lisbreh & Rogerum Constabularium 
Cestr. anno 5. Ric. i mi . f. 406. 

1 1 8. Case of William le Bremes's Abuseing the Judges after sentence given 
ag* him temp. Ed. I. f. 407. 


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119. Le Case de Office de Supersedeas, Termino Paschae A 0 29. Eliz. 
Reginae. f. 410. 

120. The Certificate of y e Judges of y e Court of Common Pleas to y e Lo. 
Chancellor delivered to M 1 '. Attorney General Term. Paschae 8 Regis Jacobi. 
f. 412. b. 

121. Another Copy of y e same. f. 413. 

122. Epistola Cardinalis Bellarmini ad D. Georgium Blacwellum Archi- 
presbyterum Anglorum, dat. Rom. Sept. 28. 1607. f. 415. — Pr. Venerabilis in 
X to Domine frater. Anni sunt fere quadraginta. 

10 123. Hales's Project for Reforming Abuses in y e Commonwealth, f. 419. — 
Pr. It is a lamentable thyng to here howe every Man complaineth. 

124. Certain Notes out of M r . Foxe's Acts and Monum ts . f. 430. 

125. Ex Rotulo Patentium de Anno Nono Regni Regis Henrici 3 ti J de Ad- 
miralitate. f. 431. 

126. Certain Notes about y e Admirality. f. 433. 

127. A Letter of John Doddridge cone, a Book of old Talbot cone. Ad- 
mirals, f. 434. 

128. Whether y e Master of y e Rolles being a sworne Privy Counsellor 
7 yeares before y e Chancellor of y e Excheq 1 ' be to give him place at y 6 Council 

20 Table or elsewhere being his Puisne Councellor by 7 years and more. f. 435. 

129. A Record relating to y e Fishery, f. 437. There are two more Copies 
in fol. 442. 443. 

130. Revenue rising from y e Ports, f. 438. 

131. Extracts out of the Pipe Roll ab* y e Fishery, f. 440. 

132. The Reasons of y e poor Fishermen & others of y e Counties of Devon 
& Cornv/all against y e Patent of y e fifth of August in y e 7 th year of his Majes- 
ties (K. James I.) Reign, granted to Henry Heron, f. 444. 

133. A Collection of Notes from Records in y e Tower cone. y e King's Pre- 
rogative, f. 447. 

30 134. The Declaration made by John Fortescue Knight upon certen 
Wrytynges sent owt of Scottland ayenst the Kynges Tytle to hys Realme off 
Englond. f. 497. — Pr. A Lernyd Man in the Law off thys Lond. f. 449. See 
pag. 103. 

135. King Henry y e 8 th ' 8 Pardon of Cardinal Woolsey. f. 462. Dated. 12 
Febr. an. Regni 21 0 . 

136. King Rich. 2 ds Pardon of Will m of Wickham Bp. of Winchester, 
f. 469. 

137. K.James y e i st ' s Warrant to y e L d . Keeper for Pardons to Popish 
Recusants, f. 474. Dated 9 Sept. 1623. 

40 138. K. Ed. 4 ths Letters of Exemplification relating to Jaquett Dutchess of 
Bedford, f. 475. 

139. Robert Fitz-Harding's Grant of y e Church of Berkley, Wotton, 
&c. to his Priory of Black Canons of y e Order of S*. Augustine at Bristol, 
f. 481. 

140. Henrici Regis Concessio 3*U Denarij de Placitis Comitatus de Oxon 
ad Comitem Albericum. f. 482. 

141. Shippes and Mariners imployd by King Ed. 3 in the Expedition made 
by him into France in y e 20 th year of his Reign, f. 493. 

142. Copie of a Letter of Stephen Gardiner Bp. of Winchester to ye L d . 
50 Protector. (See Acts & Monum ts pag. 470. of M 1 '. Foxes i st Edition) cone. 

y e Honour of y e Lawes of y e Realm in those Dayes. f. 496. 

143. A Brief Note of Instructions & Orders made for staye of Executions 
&c. f. 498. 

144. King James i st Creation of his Eldest Son Henry Prince of Wales. 

145. The true order & manner of y e Execution of Mary Qu. of Scotts to- 
gether w tla Relacions of all such Speeches & Actions spoken and done by her 
or any others and all other Circumstances & Proceedings cone. y e same from 
& after her Delivery to Thomas Andrewes Esq 1 * High Sheriff of Northampton 

1706: Jan. 2. J 



unto y e End of y e said Execution, written by R.W. to L d . Burleigh, f. 499. — 
Pr. It maie please your good Lordship to be advertised that according as your 
Honour gave me Commaunde. Dated 11 th Febr. 1586. Here are several 
very remarkable things in this Ace* & the whole very well worth Printing if 
not done already. 

146. A Copie of M r . Anthony Babington's Letter to the Queen of Scottes. 
— Pr. Most Mighty most Excell*, my Dread Sovereign Ladie and Queene 
unto whome onlie I owe all fidelitie & Obedience. It may please your 
Gracious Majestie — 

147. The Queen of Scotts Answer to y* Letter. — Pr. Trustie & well-be- 10 
loved. According to y e Zeale & intire Affection. 

148. Another Relation of y e Execution of y e Queen of Scottes. f. 508. — 
Pr. Upon Wednesday the 12 th of October 1586. The Lordes Commissioners 
for y e Hearing of the Scottish Queene. 

149. Queen Elizabeth's Letters Patents directed for the Execution of y e 
said Queen of Scottes. — 

There are several Copies of S r . John Fortescue's Declaration in Eng- 
land. There is one in the Cottonian Library, another in the Bodlejan ; 
but the latter is imperfect. M r . Dodwell has a Copy accurately taken 
from that in Cotton's Library, and compar'd w^ 1 that in Bodley ; and 20 
M r . Cherry has a fair Transcript from M r . Dodwell's. M r . Fortescue 
also I believe has another. . . . 

Jan. 2, 1706 (Wed.). D r . Adams Principal of Magd. Hall intends to build 
six Rooms & come to live in Oxon, intending now to keep Residence, which 
to His Eternal shame he has neglected ever since he was made Principal. 
— M r . Will. Dobson is made President by the Bp. of Winchester of Trinity 
Coll. in Roome of D r . Sykes. This M r . Dobson, who took his Master 
of Arts Degree Nov. 4. 1672, & had his Grace for Bach, of Divinity's 
Degree proposed & granted some years since (tho he is not yet presented 
to it) is an Honest Man & a good Scholar, who by his Prudence 'tis 30 
hop'd will raise the Drooping Credit of yt Society, w cl1 formerly had men 
of Note in it, but now has not one. When He left his Fellowship M r . 
Arthur Charlett succeeded him, of whom you may expect more anon. — 
Series Chronologica Olympiadum, Pythiadum, Isthmiadum, Nemeadum, 
Quibus veteres Grseci tempora sua metiebantur. Per Guil. Lloyd, A.M. 
Episcopi Wigorniensis filium. Oxon. e Th. 1700. fol. This Piece was 
done for the better understanding of Pindar done by M r . Rich. West & 
M r . Rob. Welsted of Magd. Coll. with w ch - Edition 'tis commonly bound. 
But 'tis to be noted y* tho' the same bears the name of M r . Lloyd (who 
is lately made D r . of Divinity by the ArchbP. of Canterbury's Diploma 40 
upon his being denied by the University of Oxon as I have before related) 
yet the Author was the Bp. himself as I have been credibly inform'd. — 
As for y 6 said Edition of Pindar tho' 'tis printed in a Good Letter & 
Paper, yet y e Editors being careless & not much versed in old MSS. (a 
fault common to most of the Fellows & even others in Oxon) & being 
not withall diligent enough in collecting Materials & consulting Authors 
there are a great many Blunders in it, besides divers material Omissions 
to y e no small Blemish of the undertaking. These Chronological Tables 
are printed also w th Pindar itself, w cl1 came out at the Theatre in 1697, 
but being faultily printed there by the Negligence of the Compositor or 50 
rather y e Ignorance and carelessness of y e Undertakers occasion'd this new 
Edition in 1700, w ch is enlarg'd. — . . . M r . Allemont of Trinity Coll. who 



[1706 : 

has been twice return' d to the Visitor by the Fellows of Trinity Coll. for 
their President has for a great many years lived so obscure a Life in y e 
College (confining himself to y e College & never appearing at or doing 
any Exercise in the University) that 'tis a hard matter to know his just 
Character ; yet this may be observ'd by the by, that when he was a Tutor 
he notoriously neglected his Duty as D r . Wallis's son who was his Pupil has 
frequently told several Persons. D r . Bathurst was so sensible of this, that 
to oblige him to leave off Pupils he made him his Curate at Garzington, w cl1 
Curacy he continu'd in 'till D r . Sykes was made President. (He died in 1 7 10, 

10 or else 1709. Quaere?) — In the Theatre Yard is an Inscription to y e 
Memory of Laodice Daughter of Seleucus Philopator the Son of Anti- 
ochus y e Great & Wife of Perseus the last of y e Macedonian Kings whom 
P. JEmylius triumph' d over, as is related by Livy. This Laodice is men- 
tion'd only in this Stone, & for yt reason 'tis very valuable, & must be 
reprinted in y e Notes to Livy. As printed in Marm. Oxon. 'tis thus : . . . 
Quaere whether it be taken right ? 

Jan. 3 (Th.). ... IMS. F. 83. Laud. Opusculum de Natura legis 
Naturae & de ejus censura in successione regnorum supremorum, per D. 
Joan. Fortescue. N.B. A year or two since I saw and talk'd w*h M r . John 

20 Fortescue a Barrister of Law & descended from this most Learned & 
Judicious S r . John Fortescue, who came on purpose from London to 
Oxford to look into certain MSS pieces of S r . John, intending to Publish 
some if not all y e Pieces he could procure not hitherto published. About 
4 or 5 Years since at y° Request of M r . Alexander Denton, a Common- 
Lawyer, who was once Commoner of Edm. Hall, I transcrib'd out of 
S r . Tho. Bodley's Library S r . John's Piece in English De Dominio Politico 
& Regali, for y e use, it seems of this M r . Fortescue, who was put upon y e 
Work by y e Learned & Conscientious D r . George Hickes. But I am now 
inform' d (but whether truly or no I cannot tell) y* he has laid aside this 

30 Design * — Sagittarius de Januis Veterum. 8°. The Scholiast of Aris- 
tophanes corrected there, pag. 105. — It must be noted that tho' Robor- 
tellus long since discovered Sigonius to be y e Author of that Piece w cl1 
goes under y e Name of Tully de Consolatione, & is now known to every 
one to be a spurious Piece, yet Bp. Burnett has asserted (being ignorant 
of the matter & having no Judgment, or but very little in Tully' s Style) 
that 'tis the best Piece that was ever writ by Tully. Tho' Robortellus writ 
several Pieces in opposition to Sigonius, yet Sigonius (as Grsevius has well 
observ'd) much the greater Man, being more ingenious & of more solid 
Judgment : however there was one great Infirmity in Sigonius that he 

40 was not promptus linguae, being not able to discourse in Latin with any- 
one, w cn was also observ'd in Morhofius, who was otherwise an ingenious 
& learned Man. — ... In pag. 588. in Donatus's Descriptio urbis Romae 
is the Columna Rostrata engrav'd w th the Inscription printed at large. 
Consider of this w n Livy is printing. 

Jan. 5 (Sat.). Stow in his Annals has printed Cavendish's Life of 

Jan. 5. Dodwell to H. Notes on Hearne's coin of Carausius. Messages 

1 He hath since published from my Copy the Tract de Dominio &c. Tho. Hearne, 
June 17. 1732. 

Jan. 2-5.] 


1 55 

Cardinal Woolsey. Quaere whether it be exactly y e same w tJl that newly 
printed by D r . Drake ? — S r . Andrew Fountaine tells me y* he found 
his Curious MS* (the Heads whereof I have given above) in y e Cellar of 
his Father's Study in the Middle-Temple, where he found a great many 
others, most of w 0 * 1 he says are valuable Rarities, & some whereof are 
now in his Hands,.but the rest were spoyl'd. — Sir Andrew also tells me 
that after he had drawn up his Excell* Dissertation cone, the Saxon 
Coyns, pr. at y e End of D r . Hickes's Thesaurus, he sent it up to the said 
D r . Hickes that he might revise it ; upon w cil y e D r . drew up a Diss, of 
his own & sent it to S r . Andrew, who however did not think fit to publish 10 
it as the D r . had done it, but printed it exactly as he had drawn it up 
himself, only w tJl this Alteration that whereas before he had said nothing 
of the Catalogue of MSS, he now added studio aut saltern auspicio viri 
istius Doctissimi, meaning D r . Hickes, the said D r . having put it in y e 
Diss, he sent him studio & cura, intimating y* he had been at y e whole 
care and pains of doing this Catalogue, w ch is pr. under Humph. Wan- 
ley's Name. — . . . Memorandum that M r . Tanner has a MS* of a 
Piece of Bale w en is for y e Publick Library. (He hath since [sent] it 
thither. I plac'd it myself.) — Imperatorum & Csesarum vitae, cum 
Imaginibus ad vivam effigiem expressis, per Huttichium, cum Elencho 20 
& Iconijs consulum. 1534. 4 0 . This piece at y e End is the first Col- 
lection of y e Consular Coyns yt ever was publish'd. — Ludolphi Smids 
Romanorum Imperatorum Pinacotheca. Amst. 1699. 4 0 . Frid. Adolfi 
Lampe de Cymbalis veterum libri III. Traj. ad Rhen. 1703. 8°. Alme- 
loveen Romanorum Consularium libri II. Amst. 1705. 8°. All these 
Books in this Page I saw at S r . Andrew Fountaine's. 

A Catalogue of some other MSS. besides y* above mention'd I have 
seen in S r . Andrew Fountaine's Hands. 

1. Constitutiones Provinciales in Concilio Oxorl celebrato editse per 
Dominum Stephanum Cantuar. Archiepiscopum Anno Domini millesimo 30 
ccxxij 0 , & anno Regni Regis Henrici filij Johannis octavo. — Pr. Ex auctori- 
tate Dei patris omnipotentis, Beatse Virginis, omnium sanctorum. 

In the margin under this Head, De vita & Honestate clericorum & de prae- 
latorum habitu & conversatione & ne clerici concubinis suis ad .... at these 
words addentes ne clerici maxime beneficiati vel in sacris ordinibus constituti 
in Hospitijs suis <vel alibi tenere puplice Del occulte concubinas praesumant, nec 
alibi cum scandalo accessum puplicum vel occultum habeant ad easdem is the 
following Note added by Sir Edw. Coke, videlicet, in exemplari impresso anno 
1 504 arte Magistri Wulfangi Hopitij hsec verba maxime beneficiati, vel occulte 
omittuntur : et vel alibi & occultum omittitur. Sic in alijs exemplaribus im- 40 

2. Constitutiones Domini Bonifacij Archiepiscopi Cantuariensis, in Concilio 
Westmon. anno 1261, anno 44 Henrici 3tij. — Pr. Universis Sanctae Matris 
Ecclesiae filijs per Cantuar. Provinciam constitutis. 

to Sir A. Fountaine and 1 my candid Adversary.' * I do not know whether the 
scrap of my Letter be worth inserting in my copy of the Case in View. I was 
at Oxford when the Schism commenced. And all that were pleased to take 
any notice of my behaviour then may remember that I was at New Colledg 
Prayers at 4. of the Clock, that Whitsun Tuesday whereon the news came 
that evening to the Cophee house, that the Altars were erected against the 
old Altars on the Sunday before. So far I was from separating for any cause 
but that which I have here insisted on.' 



[1706 : 

3. Constitutiones de Redyng editae ibidem per fratrem Johannem Peccham 
Cantuar. Archiepiscopum 3 tio Kalendarum Augusti Anno Domini millesimo 
cclxxix 0 . & Consecrationis anno iij°. — Pr. De Institutionibus & Destitutioni- 
bus. Audistis fratres conscripti istius Constitutionis tenorem. (4) Constitu- 
tiones Provinciales Domini Roberti de Winchelse aliter Domini Stephani de 
Langton Cantuar. Archiepiscopi apud Merton editae de Decimis & Nutrimentis 
animalium Anno Domini millesimo ccclx°. — Pr. Quoniam propter diversas 
consuetudines in petendo decimas. (5) Constitutiones de Lambethe per 
Dominum Stephanum de Langton Cantuar. Archiepiscopum editae, & in qui- 

10 busdam libris istae Constitutiones praecedunt Constitutiones de Merton. — Pr. 
De Modo dandi Mortuarium. Statutum felicis Recordationis Reverendi prae- 
decessoris nostri de Mortuary's. At the End of these Constitutions of Stephen 
Langton is this Note of Sir Edw. Coke : In libro vetere Manuscripto intit. raa- 
tricula de Camera Abbatis Sancti Aug. Cant. fol. 168. sunt statuta quaedam 
Stephani Cant. Archiepiscopi in sinodo, De irregularitatibus quae indigent 
dispensatione &c. (6) Constitutiones fratris Johannis Peccham Cantuar. 
Archiepiscopi apud Lambethe editae anno Domini 1281. — Pr. Ab exordio 
nascentis Ecclesiae Christianae orthodoxi. (7) Constitutiones venerabilis Patris 
Domini Symonis Mepham Cantuar. Archiepiscopi totius Angliae Primatis in 

20 Concilio Provinciali apud Sanctum Paulum London, celebrato Mense Febr. 
viz. die Veneris post Conversionem Sancti Pauli Anno Domini Millesimo 
cccxxvin. — Pr. Zelari oportet Domino Deo suo ecclesiarum praelatos qui non 
de sola. (8) Hae Constitutiones sequentes secundum aliquos libros sunt 
Constitutiones Provinciales Johannis Startforde Cantuar. Archiepiscopi editae 
London, in Consilio Provinciali x° die Mensis Octobris Anno Domini 1342. — 
Pr. Ne in privatis Oratorijs Missarum sollempnia sine licentia Episcopi de 
caetero celebrentur. — Quam sit inhonestum in reverentiae Divinae. (9) Con- 
cilium celebratum Westmonasterii tempore Archiepiscopi Cantuar. anno 
Domini 1065 de clericis habentibus Matrimonium. — Pr. Si quis sacerdos vel 

3° Clericus in sacris ordinibus constitutus. In margine haec habetur manu re- 
centi Annotatiuncula, viz. Richardi ut in Chronica Hovedeni anno 1175. &* in 
Ger*vasio 1175. es t Rici ut in alijs libris antiquioribus. Quaere? (10) Con- 
stitutiones Provinciales Sancti Edmundi Cantuariensis Archiepiscopi. — Pr. 
Qui sunt irreverentes & suspensi mero jure. Inprimis igitur in virtute spiritus 
Sancti districte praecipimus. (11) Constitutiones Provinciales Domini Stephani 
(in margine Symonis) Mepham Cantuar. Archiepiscopi editae apud Lamhithe, 
de ornamentis Altaris & Clericis circa illud ministrantibus. — Pr. Cui thora- 
mina, corporalia, pallae, tuellae, manitergia. (12) Constitutio Dominorum 
Roberti Winchelsey & Walteri Reynold & secundum quosdam Symonis Islep 

4° Archiepiscoporum Cant. Quid Parochiani invenire debeant insuper etiam & 
quid Rectores. — Pr. Ut Parochiani singulorum Archidiaconatuum Cantuar. 
Provincial. (13) Constitutio Domini Symonis de Islep quondam Archiepi- 
scopi Cantuariensis de Presbyteris annualia celebrantibus & alijs non curatisut 
curis deserviant desolatis ad serviendum curis hujus (f. huiusmodi) compellen- 
dis. — Pr. Symon permissione divina Cantuar. Archiepiscopus totius. (13) De 
Juramento Sacerdotis & obedientia Rectoribus & Vicarijs praestanda : & est 
Constitutio Domini Roberti de Winchelsei Cantuar. Archiepiscopi facta in 
Visitatione sua Anno Domini 1305. — Presbyteri necnon alij sacerdotes stipen- 
diary proprijs. (14) Casus in quibus Judex Ecclesiasticus potest cognos- 

50 cere regia prohibitione non obstante concessi per Cartam Regiam. — Pr. 
Edwardus Dei gratia Rex Angliae & Scotiae Dominus Hiberniae. (15) Litera 
Domini Regis (Edw. primi) directa Justiciary's suis pro moderanda prohibitione 
Regia. — Pr. Rex Justiciarijs suis salutem. Circumspecte agatis de negotio. 
(16) Constitutio Domini J. Islep Cantuariensis Archiepiscopi de Festis per 
annum observandis ; aliter, Incipit Constitutio Domini Symonis de Islep de 
Festis Sanctorum observandis & de Parochianis ut intersint Horis Canonicis 
per ordinarios debite exortandis. — Pr. Simon permissione Divina Cantuariensis 
Archiepiscopus, totius Angliae Primas. (17) Constitutiones Domini Joannis 

Jan. 5.] 



de Stratford Gantuariensis Archiepiscopi editae anno Domini 1342 0 , aliter 3 0 , 
die Mercurij proxime post festum Sancti Edwardi Regis & Martyris in Ec- 
clesia Sancti Pauli London. — Pr. Sponsam Christi sacrosanctam Ecclesiam 
privilegio libertatis celitus decoratam. (18) Constitutio Domini Thomae 
Arundell Archiepiscopi Cantuariensis edita in concilio provinciali celebrato 
Oxon. Anno Domini 1407. — Pr. Thomas permissione Divina Cantuariae 

The said MS* in a thin fol. in Vellam. 

II. Preparatory Thoughts for Receiving y e Holy Sacrament, Dedicated to 
y e Lady Rich, & written by Bp. Gauden. 8°. 'Tis written in a very neat 10 
Hand, S r . Andrew Fountaine says by the Bp. himself. 

The Beginning — Opportunity being offered me of coming to the Holy 
Sacrament of the Supper of our Lord. — Quaere whether this be not y e very 
same Book with y* w ch goes under the Name of the Bp. call'd The whole Duty 
of a Communicant &c, whereof there are several Impressions, the first came 
out in 1 68 1. 12 0 . Ask S r . Andrew whether there be any other Pieces of Bp. 
Gauden (who was his Great Uncle by y e Mother's side, as I think he told me) 
in MS* w ch have not been printed ? Ant. a Wood intimates there are, w ctl 
however he never saw. 

III. Modus tenendi Parliamenti, in English. There are some things left 20 
out, w ch are in y e Latin Copies, whereof there are divers, as M r . Selden notes 

in his Titles of Honour, but he does not think the Treatise Ancient. 'Tis 
certain from the use of the Words Parliament, Baron and Justices of the Bench 
&c. y* it must have been writ after y e Reign of Hen. III d . This English Copy 
(w ch is in a Vellam 4*°) appears to have been written in the Time of Hen. 
VIII* 11 whose Effigies in two or three places is illuminated, w ch shews illumi- 
nations to have been frequently us'd at y* time all the great Letters at y e Be- 
ginning of Chapters and Paragraphs in this Book being illuminated. 

IV. A Book of Heraldry, in 8°. the Coats neatly drawn. 

V. Extractus Inquisitionum & aliorum extra turrim London. Feodorum &c. 30 
in Comitatu NorfF. viz. (1) Escaetr. tempore Henrici Tertij de Comitatu Norff. 
(2) Ex Bundell. Escaetr. & Inquisitionum tempore Edwardi Primi, Com. 
NorfF. pag. 14. (3) Cartae tempore Edwardi primi. p. 42. (4) Escaetr. de 
tempore Edwardi 2 di . p. 62. (5) Inquisitiones ad quod dampnum Edwardi 2. 

p. 88, (6) Cartae Edwardi 2. p. 108. (7) Patentes Edwardi 2. p. 114. (8) 
Escaetr. & Inquisitiones tempore Edwardi tertij. p. 122. (9) Cartae Edw. 3. 
p. 180. (10) Patentes Edw. 3. p. 190. (n) Escaetr. & Inquisitiones tempore 
Regis Ricardi secundi. p. 204. (12) Patentes Ricardi 2 di . p. 239. (13) Henrici 
Quarti. p. 247. (14) Henrici 5. p. 257. (15) Inquisitiones ad quod damp- 
num Henrici 4 ti . p. 263. (16) Inquisitiones ad quod dampnum tempore Hen- 40 
rici 5* 1 . p. 268. (17) Patentes Henrici 4*V p. 271. (18) Patentes Henrici 
5* 1 . p. 272. (19) Escaetr. Henrici 6*i. NorfF. p. 280. (20) Cartae Henrici 6 tj . 
p. 303. (21) Patentes Henrici 6**. p. 304. (22) Edwardi Quarti. NorfF. 
p. 312. (23) Ricardi 3*^. p. 329. (24) Edwardi Quarti Carta, p. 330. (25) 
Patentes Edwardi Quarti. p. 331. — This MS* in a Thin folio, in Paper. 

VI. Liber antiquus Feodorum Militum in Comitatu NorfF. & SufF. in a thin 
paper folio. — fol. 8 b. in Hundredo de Hempstede : Petronilla de Narford 
tenet Manerium de Shotesham per Servicium xi & tres partes feodi Militis 
de Comite Marescallo & idem de domino Rege per I. feod. — fol. 14 b. in 
Hundredo de Weylounde : Petronilla de Narforde tenet in Asshele Saham & 50 
Honton unum feodum Militis de Honore de Clar. & ille de Domino Rege in 
Capite. — fol. 16 a. in Hundredo de Southgreve Howe : Petronilla de Nerford 
tenet in Narbourgh medietatem unius feodi Militis de Roberto filio Rogeri 

& ille de Comite Richemond. — f. 17. in eodem Hundredo Thomas de Narforde 
tenet in Narforde dimidium feodi Militis de Comite Warenn. ut de Manerio de 
Lynge per servicium unius & idem Comes tenet ultimo de Comite Richemond, 
eidem de Rege. — f. 20 a. Willelmus de Kerdeston tenet Manerium suum in 
Sidestern per servicium unius feodi Militis de Hered. Willelmi de Nerford & 



[1706 : 

idem de Comite & Comes de Rege. — f. 22. In Hundredo de Clakelose : 

Abbas de Dereham tenet in Dereham vi tam partem unius feodi Militis in puram 
& perpetuam Elimosinam de Hered. Willelmi de Narfforde & idem Her. de 
Comite Gloucestrise & ille de Rege. — Willelmus de Nerforde tenet in Crym- 
plisham viii. partem unius feodi Militis de Comite Gloucestr. & idem de 
Domino Rege. — Johannes de Stokes tenet in Wirham voc. Yronhall per 
servicium unius Quarterij feodi militis de Hered. Petri de Narforde eidem ser. 
de Comite Gloucestr. & idem de Rege per decimam partem unius feodi. 

In Suffolk. 

10 Fol. 28 b. Hund. de Bosemere : Johannes de Hudebomle & Johannes de 
Narforde tenent in Breset quarterium unius feodi Militis de Willelmo de Nar- 
fforde & idem de Comite Gloucestriae & idem Comes de Rege. — f. 29 a. in 
eodem Hundredo Radulfus de Narfforde & Hugo de Rykynghale tenent tria 
quarteria unius feodi militis in Dominio & servicio in Crosfilde de praedicto 
Comite & Comes de Rege. 

VII. An old Book of Pleas of y e Crown in the time of Ed. 2. & Ed. 3. A 
large folio, in vellum. 

Vellejus Paterculus corrected by Rupertus in his Observatt. in Sallust. 
p. 152. — Died out of the Parish of White-Waltham Berks since April 

20 14. 1705 to Dec. 17. 1705 [here follow the names of 22, 19 grown 
persons and 3 children]. — There is a Pamphlett come out of 6 d Price 
call'd A Letter to y e Author of y e Memorial, w cn tho' it pretends to Wipe 
off the Slurs cast upon the Ministry of K. Wm. by y e Memorialists, yet 
it blackens y e Character of y e Duke of Marlborough, reflecting upon his 
Management in last Campaign & insinuates y* his Journey to Vienna 
was onely to pick up Presents, not out of a Design to obtain any Accom- 
modation w*h the Hungarian Rebells, or making the Emperor act w th 
more vigour & Life than he did last year. It also Reflects upon M r . 
Secretary Harley &c. But the Author discovering thro' the greatest p* 

30 of y e Letter y* he is a Whig, he may Libell with Impunity, — M r . Dod- 
well in his VIII* 11 Prselect. § x. tells us y* Paul Petavius had prepar'd for 
y e Press a Collection of Inscriptions, & y* Is. Vossius transcribed thence 
the Fragments of the Libri Lintei whence Hadrian Beverland took a 
Copy, & communicated it to M r . Dodwell, who has publish'd it w t}l 
Notes. Quaere whether y 6 said Collection of Inscriptions is like to be 
publish'd, or where 'tis now? — . . . M r . Boyle in his Preface to his 
Examination of D r . Bentley's Diss, upon Phalaris acknowledges that in 
his Edition of Phalaris he was assisted often by M r . Friend (now second 
School Master of Westminster) the Director of his Studies, it being 

40 nothing but prudence for a Young Writer (or indeed any one else) to 
consult others who are suppos'd able to inform them when there is any 
Doubt. 1 This day viz. Jan. 7. D r . Mill treated w t]l his Venison & a dish 
of Fowle at his Chamber. Persons invited were D r . Dunster Warden of 
Wadham, D r . Royse Provost of Oriel, D r . Colnet & D r . Irish of All- 
Souls, M r . Vermin of Exon Col., & M r . Caswell the Beadle, & Mr. 
Sioper of Pembroke. But there were present only D r . Colnet, M r . 
Vermin, M r . Caswell & D r . Irish. Of all these Persons M r . Caswell is a 
Man of the best Character for Zeal Probity & Honesty. — Rubenius's 
Book de Vita Mallij was communicated to D r . Bentley by S r . Edw. 

50 Sherburn to be sent to M r . Grsevius to be publish'd, but w tn this Con- 
1 This to be referr'd to pag. 142. under Jan. 7. 

Jan. 5-7.] 



dition that S r . Edw. should be mention'd as the Person who oblig'd the 
world wtk it. W°h D r . Bentley neglected to inform Grsevius of, & so it 
happen' d y* Graevius knowing nothing of it's coming from S r . Edw. 
dedicated it to D r . Bentley, & attributed y* Honour to him w cl1 was due 
to Edw. 

Jan. 6 (Sun.). We hear several of y e Persons, concern' d in Writing 
the Memorial, are discover' d and warrants out for seizing them. — D 1 '. 
Mill having by the Interest (as I suppose) of the Bp. of Worcester receiv'd 
a Present out of Woodstock Park of a Doe from the Dutchess of Marl- 
borough, treated his Hall this day with a Haunch of it ; but w* is observ- 10 
able (and w°h is the reason I mention it) is that he did not give a glass 
of Wine or Ale to drink her Health, nor did he so much as mention her 
all the time he was at dinner. This same D r . Mill when he was lately at 
Canterbury being at dinner w tlx a certain Gentleman, desir'd a Glass of 
Wine to be fill'd & drinking to y e Gentleman said, come S r here is the 
Archb fs good Health. To w cb the Gentleman said, Pray S r w* Archb p 
do you mean ? W cil being an unexpected Question, after a short pause 
the D r . in a low sneaking voice (as his way is upon such occasions) 
reply'd the Archb p of Yorke, thinking 'twould have look'd like ingratitude 
if he had said Canterbury, when the ArchbP. of York was his Great Friend 20 
in getting his Prebend for him. 

Jan. 7 (Mon.). See pag. 138. — There is a great Contest at New 
College ab* y e Dysposal of a Sinecure, the Competitors being M r . 
Loggans Chancellor of Sarum & M r . Ford, M.A. & one of y e Senior 
Fellows in orders of y* College. This last is reckoned a good ingenious 
Honest Man, but y e first a dully stupid Creature of y e Bp. of Sarum's, of 
whom there goes this Story, that speaking one day ab* y e Different ways 
of spelling his Name, a certain Gentleman reply'd to him, that tho' y e 
Spellings might differ in y e End of y e Word, some making it Loggen, 
some Loggin & others Loggan, yet 'twas remarkable y* they all agreed 30 
in y e first syllable Log. — The Constitutions w°h are attributed to the 
ArchbP. of Cant, in y e year 1065 in S r . Andrew Fountain's Book of 
Provincial Councils, & there said to have been made at Westm. seem to 
belong to Richard ArchbP. of Cant, who was created An. n 75 as appears 
not only from Hoveden & Ge[r]vase, but also from Birchington's Cata- 
logue of ArchbP s in the first Vol. of Anglia Sacra, unless they are rather 
of Richard Wethersted, ArchbP. of Cant, sernamed the Great, who was 
consecrated in y e Year 1229. — Josephus corrected by M r . Dodwell, Prae- 
lect. p. 661. — ... 

Jan. 7. Thoresby to H. Account of a Roman monument lately discovered 
at Coning-Street, York. Inscriptions proving that the 9th as well as the 
6th Legion was stationed at York, &c. Remarks on the reverse of the 
Carausius. Roman coin relating to Britain in his possession. Begs for 
autographs. T. Cherry to H. . . . ' Yesterday came Mr. Purcival of X* Ch: 
(who has lately returned from Ireland). He informed us of more Particulars 
of Mr. Secheveral's Sermon out of a Letter he receiv'd from Dr. Charlott. 
Our neighbouring Clergy and all Honest Men do very much approve of his 
Courage and hope 'twill animate the well-affected in the Univ.' Mr. Fopps in 
difficulties in pleading before the House of Commons. Dodwell on the Soul 
almost finished. Don't send the Mercury \ would like an Oxford Almanack. 



[1706 : 

Jan. 8 (Tu.). Remember to consult Donatus [in Grsevius's III Vol. 
Thes.j p. 753. concerning y e Temple of Minerva when Livy is printing, 
to w ch at y e End must be added y e Inscription cone. Pompey's Acts & 
Triumphs. - . . . MS. Laud. F. 86. A large MS* Treatise in English 
call'd Disce Mori w c]l contains in a manner the whole Body of Practical 
Divinity. This was given to the ArchbP. by Mat Griffith as appears 
from his Letter at y e Beginning to his Grace, w c]l here follows : 

To y e R* Hon ble and R* Reverend Father in God, William Lord ArchbP. 
of Canterbury his Grace Primate and Metropolitan of all England, his much 

10 Honoured Lord. 

Your Graces many real Favours (so much transcending my desert and Ex- 
pectation) have so wholly captivated me, that I can think of nothing but 
David's Quid retribuam ? and yet having mustered up all my Forces to testifie 
my unfeigned thankfullness, I find my store to be but two poore Mites (my 
self, & this Manuscript) and these I willingly prostrate at your Grace's Feet, 
humbly craving your Gracious Acceptance of both. For ho we're the one be 
in S*. Paul's Quorum ego minimus, & so not worthy your least Consideration, 
much less your Countenance : yet by the Phrase & Tenets of y e other, your 
Grace's peircing Eye will soon discerne, that it merits to be receiv'd, & re- 

20 verene'd for Antiquitie ; & being a None-such in y e Kind, vouchsafe it, I be- 
seech you, some corner in your Librarie : Soe shall you confirme me in your 
Grace's good Opinion ; & oblige me dulie to pray that your Grace (than whom 
even Envie it self must ingenuously confesse that Christendome cannot shew 
in one person, either a Prelate more vigilant in the Church ; or a Divine more 
powerfull in y e Pulpit ; or a Priest more Reverend at y e Altar ; or a Minister 
more faithful! to his King, and Country ; or a more grave Counsellor of Estate ; 
or a more just Magistrate on y e Tribunal; or a more Resolute Defender 
of God's Cause ; or a more Zealous promover of good Works ; or a more 
Angelical Life, unspotted of y e Worlde & the Flesh ; and enamell'd with all 

30 saving Gifts & Graces ;) may long and long continue, & encrease in Health 
and Happiness, on Earth ; and have your Mitre seconded with a Crown of 
Glory in y e Heavens. And in this posture rests 

The Humblest of your Grace's Servants 

Matt. Griffith. 

Octob. 1.0 th . 1638. 

S*. Maudlin Old fish Street London. 

— D r . Plot in his History of Oxonsh. notes y t there is a MS* in y e 
Cottonian Library whence it appears y* King Alfred translated Boethius 
de Consolatione Philosophise at Woodstock, & thence inferrs y t here was 
40 a Royal Seat in y e Saxon Times long before y e Reign of Hen. I. — . . . 
Yesterday they began to pull down the Building of Peckwater Quadrangle 
at X* Church in order to erect a New Fabrick. — . . . Enquire ah* 
Astypalsea in Crete where Phalaris was borne. See M r . Boyle's Examin. 
of Bentl. p. 36. See in the Coyns of Goltzius Sicil. & Magn. Gr. ex 
numism. p. 126. where tis call'd Astyphalis, & so also by Farellus Rer. 
Sic. Dec. 1. L. 6, c. 1. 

Jan. 9 (Wed.). M r . Wright Recorder of y e City of Oxon is out of 
Favour with y e Dutchess of Marlborough, the L d . Wharton & other Great 
Persons at Court, because he did not appear for M r . Carter last Election 
50 for Burgess of Parliam* for this City. This is no small Grief to him, 
being a Man who has all along acted out of self Interest, & meerly to 
get Preferm* ; to accomplish w cJl End he has stood firm to no side ; but 

Jan. 8-12.] VOLUME VII, PAGES 144-164. 


now experiences that notw tlx standing his Cunning (for he is a Man of 
Parts & Policy) he is like to get nothing more than w* he has, the Whiggs 
themselves it seems hating men of shuffling, Latitudinarian Principles. — . . 
Noris has illustrated a Coyn of Carausius, Diss. i. fol. 22. Tristran Tom. 
3. f. 379 mentions one of Carausius, on the Reverse whereof there is 
pax aug. c. Pax dextra Ramum, sinistra Hastam. — . . . M r . Jones of 
Sunning-well near Oxon (Brother in Law to y e Bp. of Worcester) has 
taken the Oaths, & qualified himself for y e said Rectory of Sunning-well, 
after he has stood out for several Years. But this will not be any great 
wonder to y e Conscientious-Non- Jurors, who know his Character well ia 
enough, namely a shuffling — designing Man &c. 

Jan. 10 (Th.). The H. of Commons have order' d D r . Kennett to 
preach before them next 30^ of Jan. — . . . Bibliotheca Maxima to be 
got into y e Publick Library. . . . 

Jan. 11 (Fri.). [Notes from Graevius's Thesaurus. (153-160.)] 

Jan. 12 (Sat.). Mr. Thwaites tells me y* M r . Addison's Book of 
travells w cl1 he has read all over is not so contemptible, as most would 
make it, being (as he says) writ not only in a very clean handsome style, 
but with good skill, & contains several Curiosities, w^ are not so clearly 
told by other Authors. At y e same time he inform'd me y* having lately 20 
read over Vitruvius, he found nothing hardly done to y* excellent Author, 
& y* 'twould be an Excell* work for some fit Persons (for one Man is 
hardly able, considering y e Variety of Learning in it) to undertake a New 
Edition. But alass ! where are y e Patrons to Encourage it in England ? 
— ... Sir Geo. Wheeler says (Pag. 23. Voyag.) y* he went on purpose 
to Trau (a seaport Town belonging to y e Venetians, situated ab* 1 8 or 
20 miles west from Spalato) to see a MS* w 0 * 1 hath made much Noise 
among y e Learned for it's Antiquity; viz. the Fragment of Petronius 
Arbiter w 0 ^ was wanting in His works. This having not been seen for 
some Ages, was reckon'd a Spurious thing ; & among others Mons r . 30 
Valois esteem'd it fictitious: But Signior Lucia, & y e Abbot Gradi at 
Rome were of y e contrary opinion ; the first of whom had undoubtedly 
seen y e MS*, Trau being his Native Country. Sir George tells us y* y e 
MS* hath Tibullus Catullus & Propertius at y e Beginning & not Horace, 
as is affirm'd by the Preface of y e Paduan Edition. In Propertius is to 
be noted the Cognomen Nautce, that Scaliger taketh Notice of in his 
Notes. After this followed Petronius Arbiter, just as printed, the title 
whereof written in red Letter is as followeth : Petronius Arbiter Petronij 
Arbitri Satyri fragmentum ex Libro Quinto Decimo & Sexto Decimo. 
In w ch among others the Ccena Trimalcionis is very amply related as it is 40 
printed at Padua, & in Holland. After w cil in a more modern Hand is 
Claudian. The MS* is eaten on y e Edges pretty much w*k worms, & 
discovers in every respect y* tis a very venerable Piece of Antiquity ; & y e 
world need no longer doubt of y e Genuiness of y e Fragment. 'Twas 
then in y e Hands of D r . Statelius (a man of Parts & Learning, but sickly, 
however not a Young Man as he was with some ill nature & pride styled 
by Mons r . Valois, being almost 3 score years of Age. — . . . Out of a 
Pap r D r . Hudson lent me w ch he rec d from M r . Ibbetson Fellow of Oriel 

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Col. containing Debates &c. in the House of Lords ab* y e Churches being 
in Danger [Dec. 6, 1705; see Vol. VI. p. 209. (164-184.)] 

Jan. 13 (Sun.). I saw today a Letter from D r . Wake Bp. of Lincoln 
to y e Master of University-College concerning another Volume of the 
English Historians not yet published. He tells him of several Authors 
of Value still remaining in MS* later than any yet published, particularly 
another Book of Hemingford, or at least w cl1 goes under his Name, 
w ch he thinks is in Magd. Coll. Library, of good Note and would 
deserve the Light. Walter Coventre w cl1 is in y e Cotton Library might 
be fit to begin such a Vol. but y* he writes of the same times w th Mat. 
Paris ; yet for all y* y e Bp. thinks good use might be made of him. For 
others he refers to M r . Tanner. — 

An Estimate of the yearly Income of one Prince (i. e. the Duke of 

Pounds per An. 

Plenipotentiary to y e States 7000 

General for y e English Forces on M r . H 's Establishm* . 5000 

General in Flanders on M r . B g's Establishm* . . 5000 

Master of y e Ordinance 3000 

Travelling charges as Master of y e Ordinance . . . 1825 

Collonell of y e Foot Guards, being 24 Companies . . 2000 

Pension 5000 

From y e States, as General of their Forces .... 10000 
From y e Forreign Troops in English Pay, at 6 d . per Pound, 

as per Warrant 15000 

For Keeping a Table . . 1000 

Keeper of y e Great & Home Parks 1500 

Mistress of y 6 Robes 1500 

Privy Purse 1500 

Groom of y e Stole 3000 


The States General, on y e Battle of Blenheim, presented a Blank 
Bill of 50000 lib 8 , besides Presents from Germany and Flanders, from 
Officers and others for Employm ts , & y e Profits on Exchange of Money, 
& by Safeguards, &c. The Estate of Woodstock is not reckon'd, because 
it cannot be yet known w* it will cost to build & furnish a Palace there. 
The Emperor gave this year to y e value of 50000 lib 8 , besides w* was 
presented by the King of Prussia, the Elector of Hannover, & other 
Courts. — 

Mabillon in Iter Ital. Tom. 1. . . p. 188. tells us of some Excell* Frag- 
ments of Livy preserved in y e Library of y e Cathedral Church of S*. 
Martin at Luca. Montfaucon does not mention them ; but tells us of 
two MSS. at Naples wherein are preserv'd some of the Decads of Livy. 
But w* he does not mention. 

Jan. 14 (Mon.). The Romans us'd to swear by the Genius of the 
Emperors, & they were upbraided by some of y e Fathers for observing 

Jan. 14. H. to Dr. T. Smith. Willis's sources for Life of Wolsey; 
will try to get a copy of Storer's book. Original letters ; Mr. Thoresby's 

Jan. 12-15.] VOLUME VII, PAGES 164-192. 


these Oaths more sacredly than those they made to Jupiter their chief 
God. — M r . Secretary Harley has bought the Library of S r . Simon 
Dewes, w°h is suppos'd to be very valuable : Humph. Wanley is now 
imploy'd by him to put it in order. — Nic. Bergierius in Lib. III. §. 6. 
de vijs Publ. & Mil. Imp. Rom. has a large Ace* of y e Author of the 
Itinerary, w c h goes under y e Name of Antoninus. As also in §. 7. ib. 
of y e Author of the Peutingerian Table, & of y e Reason of y e Name. — 
Augustus after an universal Peace was concluded, distributed the Legions 
into all parts of the Empire, to take care of y e Publick ways. 

Jan. 15 (Tu.). XIV Caroli 2^ was made an Act for Regulation of 10 
the Press, wherein was a short Clause relating to the Libraries of the 
King, and of the two Universities to give a Copy of every printed Book. 
When this Act was renewed in the Beginning of the Reign of King 
James, our Oxford Burgesses did then forget to renew a Material Clause, 
which had been engrossed in the abovesaid Act, which Clause was 
added in XVII 0 . Caroli 2 di . And therefore we do entreat, That with 
the said Act may be renewed the said Clause, together with the Amend- 
ments, Paragraph the 2 d and 3 d inserted in the Roman Character, and 
especially that instead of Printers may be every where read Proprietors, 
blotting out the word Printer, and inserting Proprietor, with what follows it. 20 

XVIIo. Caroli II. Cap. XV. 

I. Be it enacted by the King's most Excellent Majesty, &c. 

II. Be :t further Enacted. That from and after such a day &c. every Pro- 
prietor of Books and Maps and Charts and Cutts and Pictures, and all Prints 
whatsoever within the City of London, or in any other Place, except the two 
Universities, shall reserve 3 Printed Copies of the best and largest Paper of 
every Book & Map and Chart, & Cutt and Picture and of all Prints whatso- 
ever now printed or reprinted by him w th Additions or Alterations ; and shall 
before any publick Vending of the said Books or Mapps or Charts, or Cutts, 
or Pictures, or other Prints, bring them to the Master of the Company of 30 
Stationers, and deliver them to him ; one Copy whereof shall by the said 
Master of the said Company of Stationers, within ten days after he hath re- 
ceiv'd the same, be delivered to the Keeper of his Majesty's Library ; and the 
other 2. within the said ten dayes be sent to the Vice-Chancellor of the 2 
Universities respectively, for the use of the Publick-Libraries of the said 

III. And it is farther Enacted, That the Proprietors of Books and Maps 
and Charts, and Cutts and Pictures, and all Prints whatsoever in the said Uni- 
versities and every of them respectively, from and after such a day &c. shall 
deliver one printed Copy as aforesaid, of every Book, or Mapp, or Chart, or 40 
Cut, or Picture, or of all Prints whatsoever so new Printed or Reprinted, in 
the said universities, or in either of them, to the Keeper of his Majesty's 
Library, as aforesaid ; as also to the Vice-Chancellor of either of the said 
Universities for the time being, two such other Printed Copies for the use of 
the Public Libraries of the said Universities respectively. And if any Pro- 

collection. Asks for opinion of Addison's Travels. Statement of Grabe's 
abstaining from the Sacrament founded on personal knowledge. Mr. Wynne 
made Margaret Professor, and Mr. Dobson President of Trinity. Dr. Sikes' 
Coins ; including a Carausius, with victoria cea on the reverse ; passes on 
Dodwell's conjecture. Thanks for information concerning the Letter to a 
Bishop, and Gronovius' Tables of the old Bacchanalian Laws. 'A certain 
curious gentleman talking with him about his Livy has informed him of the 
Coning-street, York, inscription.' 

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prietors aforesaid, or the Masters of the Company of Stationers shall not ob- 
serve the Direction of this Act therein, That then he or they so making 
Default in not delivering the said Printed Copies aforesaid, shall severally for- 
feit besides the value of the said Printed Copies, the sum of 5 11 . for every Copy 
not so delivered; the same to be recovered by his Majesty, His Heirs and 
Successors ; and by the Chancellor, Masters, and Scholars of either of the said 
universities respectively ; by Action of Debt, Bill, Plaint, or Information, in 
any of his Majestie's Courts of Record at Westminster, wherein no Essoyn, 
Protection, or Wager of Law shall be allow'd. 

10 Jan. 16 (Wed.). The IX^ Legion of the Romans is not mention'd 
by Robortellus where resident. See his Short Ace* de Legionibus Rom. 
— Out of Sertorius Ursatus de Notis Romanorum . . . 

Jan. 17 (Th.). The Author of y e Letter in Answer to The Memorial 
of y e State of Eng. tho' he has been said to be a Jacobite or High- 
Churchman (because of his abusing the Duke of Marlborough, M r . 
Secretary Harley, & others of the Fanatick Party in a most virulent 
manner) yet is discover'd to be M r . Stephens a Benefic'd Clergy Man 
in Surrey, the same who sometime since preach'd a most notorious, 
Republican Sermon on y e 30^ of January, & is known to have asso- 
20 ciated himself all along with the Whiggs and Presbyterians. So that 
now y e Duke of Marlborough, & his Gang, may see (if they think fit) 
that the best way to live securely is to act fairly and Honestly, not to 
make y e End thereof to get Wealth & Honour, when they are sure to 
be tax'd for it openly & in print by Men of their own Kidney. — In 
the 3 d vol. of Gronovius's Thes. Grsec. the Votive Shield relating to 
Scipio Africanus explain'd, & Livy may be illustrated therefrom. See 
there in Letter n. 

Jan. 18 (Fri.). There is a 2 d Part of the Antiquities of Middlesex 
published. — Theod. Gronovius in Explicat. Marmoreae Basis Colossi 

30 Tiberio Caesari erecti &c. c. 16 [on a Latin inscription in Appendix to 
Marm. Oxon., p. 301]. Livy may be illustrated from this place. — This 
Theodorus Gronovius Brother to Jac. Gronovius. — Nonnus who writ 
the Commentary on Gregory's Invective, not the same w th Nonnus the 
Poet, the Author of the Dionysiats, and the Paraphrase of S*. John's 
Gospel. See D r . Bentley ag* Boyle p. 24. & remember to see that this 
Distinction be made in the Catalogue of the Public Library. — The 
Emperor is borrowing 200000^. here w c ^ is advancing by Subscription 
& a great Duke (as a Leading Card) has subscrib'd 30000 1 others 
12000 1 & some Citizens of London very largely so y* y e Sum will soon 

40 be compleat. — Letters from y e Hague of y e 2 2 d says that y e Provinces 
of Guelderland Utrecht Frizeland Groningen & Overisle have approved 
of y 6 Conduct of General Hangenburg last Campaign upon w cl1 he has 
resumed the Command as General of the Infantry under Mons r . de 
Overquirke w ch no doubt M r . Stephens will look upon as a sort of a 
Justification of his Pamphlett upon the Duke of Marlb. he laying a 
great stress upon y* General's Letter to y 6 States ab* the Design of 
Attacking the French Army at Over Isch by reason his Account is 
something different from y* sent to y e States by his Grace but this 
won't save his Bacon if the Attorney General Attack him, for Scandal 

50 is not to be justify'd (if it be so w cl1 however is to be prov'd & 'twill be 

Jan. 15-20.] VOLUME VII, PAGES 192-207. 


expected he should have a neat Answer made to his Paper) upon his 
Examination he readily own'd himself to be Author of the Book he was 
charg'd with & said it contained nothing ag* Law or good Manners. 

Jan. 19 (Sat.). In some Editions of y e Genealogies set before y e 
Bibles, there are pictur'd two Owles, holding either of y m a burning 
Torch, w cn signifieth yt M r . Hugh Broughton was Author, at least had 
y e chief Hand and gave light to y* Work. His Arms being a Chevron 
betw. three Owles. — Bp. Carleton in his Life of Bern. Gilpin (commonly 
call'd the Apostle of the North) says that this M r . Broughton was bred 
up by the s d Gilpin, & that he afterwards very ungratefully endeavour'd 10 
to ruin him combining with some other of y e Clergy of the BPPrick of 
Durham for y* Intent, but y* this was luckily prevented. However this 
seems a very unlikely Story, there being nothing of it in M r . Broughton's 
Life. Besides Broughton's Parents were rich & did not want any one's 
Exhibition to breed their Children, as appear'd from their Breeding one 
of their Sons to the Law who became so eminent in it as to be made 
a Judge. — Cybele was the Local Goddess of the Smyrnaeans & is 
represented w tlx a Tower'd Head on y e Coyns, on some of w cl1 is at her 
feet a Lyon, & her left Hand upon a Cup, w ch denotes Plenty of Wine 
in those Parts. Whence Pliny lib. xvi. § l. M. Varro auctor est, vitem 20 
fuisse Smyrna apud Matroum biferam. Matroum is the temple (at 
Smyrna) of Cybele the Mother of the Gods. In the old Editions of 
Pliny 'tis Smyrnce apud mare, w ch Harduin from several good MSS ts has 
corrected apud Matroum, & is confirm'd from Strabo lib. xiv. p. 646. 
where he tells us y* Mrjrpaov was a Temple at Smyrna dedicated to 
Cybele the Mother of y e Gods. — For y e same reason also upon some 
Coyns of y e Smyrnaeans we have CinYAHNH ; not that this is a corrupt 
name of Cybele, but because she was styl'd so from Sipylus a Mountain 
of Lydia, as is plain from an Inscription in Spon. (Misc. Antiq. p. 350.) 
where are these words MHTPI geon siecyahnh : which tho' some may 30 
think to refer to Magnesia, w cl1 from its being near Sipylus was called 
Magnesia a Sipylo, (to distinguish it from another Magnesia ad Mean- 
drum, or upon the River Meander,) yet the Inscription's being found at 
Smyrna, & the other p ts of it relating to y* City will not admitt of it. 
Besides too y e Coyns w cn have CinYAHNH upon them have on the 
Front CMYPNAI&N. And w* makes more to this purpose, in the 
Covenant preserv'd on the Marble at Oxofi as well the Smyrnaeans as 
Magnesians swear per Mrjrepa StirvXrjvrjv, w c]l shews that she was call'd 
Sipylene in both places. — There is a Statue of the Queen going to 
be plac'd in a Nitch of the Tower where the Great Bell hangs at X* 40 
Church, being given by M r . Secretary Harley. — A Gentleman today 
told me that at Silchester in Hampshire are frequently found great 
Numbers of Roman Coyns, as M r . Camden also noted in his Time, 
observing that they were mostly Constantine Jun. The said Gentleman 
gave me one of the 2 d Magnitude in Brass, w ch he says was found there. 
'Tis of Nero, but the Letters on the Reverse are quite worn out, but 
there is a Military Figure with a Shield in the left Hand. 

Jan. 20 (Sun.). There is Reprinting a Sermon of Bramhall's, and 

Jan. 20. H. to Dr. T. Smith. Mr. Halley wishes for the address of Mr. 


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two of ArchbP. Bancroft's. — M r . Tanner tell's the Master of University 
of a 2 d Edition of Whitlock's Memoirs. Quaere ? — The Low-Church 
Men and Fanaticks designing in y e Ward of Cripple-Gate, to put and 
keep out of any Place and Office all Persons well-affected to y e Church, 
D r . Fowler Bp. of Gloc. & Minister of Cripple-Gate hearing of this 
inveigh'd bitterly ag* them in a Sermon, telling them that under the 
Pretence of Moderation they only endeavour'd to strengthen a Party, 
& yt he was resolv'd to do his utmost to oppose them. Upon this y e 
next day one of y e Leading Party came to him, and wonder'd y* he 

10 should express himself after such a manner in his Sermon, telling him 
that y e ArchbP. of Cant, was of quite different Sentiments. To w cl1 he 
reply'd, That he depended upon none, & resolv'd y* he would not be 
under any one's Girdle. — Memorandum to inquire of D r . Smith 
whether he knows how a Letter may be directed to M r . Baynard, a. 
non-juror, who has a Greek MS* of Pappus, w ch M r . Halley wants ? 
Memorandum also to ask him whether he knows one M r . Jones a Non- 
Juror, who has (as S r . Andr. Fountaine informs me) a Collection of 
Coyns, from whom S r . Andr. purchas'd some. — M r . S*. John's sent 
M r . Barnes a Hogs-Head of Wine for his Dedication to him of Anacreon 

20 Christianus ; but M r . Barnes's Wife dash'd it with Water & so made two 
HogsHeads of it. — D r . Hudson Elected Fellow of University Coll. 
March 29. 1686. See y e Register of y* Coll. 

Jan. 21 (Mon.). M r . Secretary Harley having acquainted her Majesty 
of David Edward's the Printer of the Memorial of y e Ch. of England's 
surrendring himself, & y* in y e Depositions taken several Members of 
the lower House of Parliam* appear'd concern'd, She was pleas'd to 
answer y* being tender of y e Privileges of y* House she would do 
nothing before she had made it known to them ; upon w c h the House 
order'd an Address of thanks & desir'd she would give farther Orders 
30 in relation to this Matter. 

[Descriptions of some (7) small Brass Coyns w ch D r . Hudson rec d of M 1 '. 
Halley. (215-216.)] . . . 

Memorandum. M r . Halley has given the said Coyns to y e Publick 
Library. — M r . Stevens has given a 1000 lib s . Bayle. Notw*hstanding 
the Scandal of his Pamphlett, yet y e Grand Juries of London and 
Westm. did not present it last Sessions, tho' put in mind of it. 'Tis 
reprinted with an Answer Paragraph by Paragraph by De Foe, Author 
of the Memorial of y e State of England. — . . . Remember in y e Notes 
upon Livy, ad Lib. 1. 18. to make some observations ab* y e Age of 
40 Pythagoras, & refer to D r . Bentley's Answer to Boyle, p. 49. M r . 
Dodwell de setate Phali & Pythag. & his Diss, de Cyclis. 

Jan. 22 (Tu.). In the Year 1607. was printed at Naples Speculum 
Concionatorum, 8°. & said in y e Title-Page to have been written by 
Gerardus Leodiensis, w ch is false it appearing from John Leland & y e 

Baynard, a non-juror. Does he know one Mr. Jones and his coins? Sends 
copies of the York inscriptions, showing that the 9th Legion was stationed 
there. Harley has bought Sir S. Dewes' Library, and employs Wanley to 
set it in order. Has received a coin of Nero found at Silchester. 

Jan. 20-23.] VOLUME VII, PAGES 207-225. 


MS ts y* Robert Grosthead, Bp. of Lincoln, was the true Author. — . . . 
All Coyns w c]l have on y 6 Reverse 2MYPNAH2N w th a Lyon, & on the 
Front A Woman's Head with a Tower'd Crown, do not relate to Cybele 
the Local Goddess of Smyrna; for those w 0 ^ have a Woman's Head, 
with a tower'd Crown & an Ax r[e]late to Smyrna an Amazon who first 
built this City & from whom twas denominated. See Seguin {Numis- 
matd) p. 25. — Quaere whether y e Bp. of Norwich has y e first part of 
ye Book of Livy found at Bamberg by Horrion & first published 
at Venice 8°. 1616. by Franc. Bartholinus Urbinas with Quaerengus's 
Notes, & afterwards more correctly at Paderborne by Horrion himself, 10 
an. 161 7. 12 0 . — There is newly printed y e Characters of Rob*. Earl 
of Essex & George Duke of Buckingham, w tn a Parallell betw. them, 
s d to be written by the Earle of Clarendon, w 0 * 1 is exactly the same w th 
one of the Pieces of S r . Hen. Wotton printed in his Remains p. 37. & 
call'd the Difference & Disparity betw. y e Estates & Conditions of Geo. 
D. of Buck. & Rob*. E. of Essex. I have been told yt notw th standing 
this, in the latter Editions of y e Remains 'tis really ascrib'd to y e Earl 
of Clarendon & said to be written by him in his Younger Days. But 
Quaere ? — ... We hear from Lisbon yt on y e 31 st of Dec. last n. Style 
Catherine Q. Dowager of England died. She was born Nov. 14. 1638. 20 
& married to King Charles 2 d . in 1662. — Her Majesty's Answer to 
y e lower H. of Commons in relacion to y e Memorial is that she is glad 
to find y* House express so much Resentm* ag* y e Libel mention'd 
in her Message & takes very kindly the Confidence y* House reposes 
in Her, w 0 * 1 she will make y e best use of for y e Advantage of y e 
Publick. ... 

Jan. 23 (Wed.). . . Julius Pollux is almost printed anew at Amsterdam. 
'Twill be a very curious Edition, as M r . Sentiman (who was of Line. 
Coll.) tells D r . Hudson in a Letter. - To day D r . Mill, Dr. Dunster, 
D r . Royse, D r . Irish, D r . Colenet & M r . Worth went to Woodstock to 30 
wait upon the Duke of Marlborough, who is there to visit his princely 
Palace, & for whom it seems these Gentlemen have a very great Respect, 
tho' some think that their Design in it is in ordine ad Sfc. — . . . John 
Keile dropt at y e Dean of X* Church's Table by chance, y* my L d 
Pembroke was inform'd that M r . Halley did not translate Apollonius 
out of Arabick himself, but got one Jones to do it, w cl1 M r . Halley 
cannot but resent as a great Indignity. — M r . Halley has a Letter 
printed in Hevelius's Annus Climactericus, & M r . Hevelius in divers 
places of y* Work gives a great Character of him. — ... In the Roman 
Missal, pr. at Antw. 1619 fol. in the Publick Library A. 2. 12. Th. Bp. 40 
Barlow has several very good Observations about the Canon of y e Mass. 
— In the Letters w c k came last night 'twas hinted that 'twas resolv'd 
by the House of Commons that it shall be a Premunire for any one to 
deny that y e Q. & Parliament has Power of altering & settling the 
Succession as they please. But we shall know the truth of this when 
the Succession Bill is past into an Act. — E Georgij Syncelli Chrono- 
graphia p. 318. Edit. Par. 161 5. sub An. Mundi 5513, X ti . 13. . . . — 
The Earl of Orkney has they say purchas'd y e late Duke of Buckingham's 
House near Taplow in Buckinghamshire. — I am well inform'd yt a 
piece of Roman Copper Money, ab* y e Bigness of Half a Crown, was 50 



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lately found in Waycock in y e Parish of Lawrence Waltham in Berks. 
Try to get this. It may give some light into y e Antiquities of the 
place. — Consider M r . Dodwell's Account of Clisthenes, whom he com- 
pares to Brutus. See D r . Bentleys Answer to M r . Boyle, p. 88. — Quaere 
whether Phintia & Hybla in Livy? Consider also ab* Phintias Tyrant 
of Agrigentum. See there p. 98. 

Jan. 25 (Fri.). In the Publick Library among M r . Selden's Books 
in B. 1. 5. Th. Seld. is an imperfect Copy of the first English Trans- 
lation of the Bible, w cJl is valuable not only for it's Antiquity but for 

10 divers Divine Notes in the Margin written by the most virtuous Xtian 
Lady Dame Ann Greie Wife to S r . Hen. Grei Knt. & Grandmother to 
the RA Honb le . Henrie Earl of Kent, who caus'd the Book for y i reason 
to be new Bound in Novemb. 1598. — Alegambe in his Bibliotheca 
Scriptorum Societatis Jesu does not mention Leycester's Commonwealth 
among Father Parsons Writings, w c h I see no reason he should not, 
if Parsons had really been y e Author of it. — ... 'Tis said some Great 
Men have given Bayle upon M r . Stevens the Printer's appearing Evidence 
against them, in relation to the Memorial of y e C. of Eng. — Joan. Croij 
Observatt. in Novum Test. . . See there ab* Livy's Patavinity in c. 34. — 

20 ... In the Roman Edition of y e Septuagint, among M r . Selden's Books 
in Bib. Bodl., are several MS* Notes, w clx will be of good use to M r . 
Grabe or any one else who ingages in a new Ed. — . . . This *day 
(being S*. Paul's Convers.) the Ceremony of founding the new Building 
in Peckwater Quadrangle at X* Church was perform'd, when the Earl 
of Salisbury, & other Noble-men of X* Church were pleas'd each of 
them to lay a stone, on some of w°h were Inscriptions & particularly 
on that w c k was laid by my Lord Salisbury a Copy whereof follows. 

Jacobus I Comes Sarisburiensis | hunc lapidem locavit | gratitudinis suae & 
gaudij testem | quod ipse dum haec surgerent moenia | sub auspicijs decani | 

30 eorundem Architecti, | optime de se meriti, | feliciter adolesceret. | Praecep- 
toribus usus Antonio Alsop & Jobanne Savage A MM. | Quorum dulcem 
memoriam tarn conservari | voluit quam suam. 

Jan. 24. Dr. T. Smith to H. Severe remarks on Grabe. ' I have read 
over Mr. Addisons travells and like them wel enough. The Criticks here 
have passed a very severe, and oftentimes too, a very unjust censure upon 
the impropriety of his style, and the meannes of his observations : w ch are 
agreeable to the poetical genius of the Author, who has blemished his booke 
by his large and numerous citations of the old Roman Poets, tho' the descrip- 
tions of the same places given by Livy and other Historians cited by him had 
been a more pertinent and advantageous fault. But this spoyles the series of 
his narrations, and notwithstanding the elegance of the language, wit, and phansy, 
with their equally elegant translation into English verse, instead of delighting, 
does nauseate and disgust the Reader.' Advises H. to find whence the Table 
of the Bacchanalian Laws was derived. Notes on Pappus; Books I and II, which 
are wanting in Greek, are extant somewhere in Arabic. Mr. Jones is utterly 
ignorant of medals; they are merely put in his hands to dispose of. Is there 
any mention in Gaddius De Scriptoribus Florentinis of Franciscus Puccius, 
admitted into Dee's diabolical society during his stay at Prague ? if so, please 
send list of his books. Asks for a copy of Junius' eulogium on Usher in his 
edition of Caedmon's Paraphrasis Poeticse, Geneseos (Amsterdam, 1655). 

1 I am misinformed, y e Ceremony being the day after. 

Jan. 23-27.] VOL. VII, PAGE 225- VOL. VIII, PAGE 2. 169 

And as this signal Act of Piety was done on this Festival, so (to shew 
the great Respect this Noble Society of X* Church has to her Majesty,) 
the day before they fixed her Statue in a Nitch of the Great Tower 
where the large Bell Hangs, being done (as I have intimated above) at 
y e Cost & Charges of M r . Harley. 

Jan. 26 (Sat.). Labyrinthus Cantuariensis, or Doctor Lawd's 
Labyrinth. By T. C. Par. 1658. Bp. Barlow was told his Name was 
Spencer. Qucere ? — S r . Jeff. Jeffreys, being w tlx M r . Secretary Harley, 
told him, that he thought he could tell from what corner the Memorial 
came. M r . Secretary hearing this, desir'd he would inform him: to 10 
whom he reply'd that he did not doubt but it came from y e Whiggish 
Party & Low Church Men, & was writ by them on purpose to throw 
the odium on y e Honest part of y e Nation. — . . . The Terme beginning 
on Tuesday several Persons bound over for Writing & Printing appeared 
upon y eir Recognizances and among* y e rest M r . Stephens y e Parson of 
Sutton for writing the Scandalous Lybell upon his Grace y e Duke of 
Marlborough & M r . Secretary Harley. He appeared not in His Canonical 
Habit but in a grey Riding Coat w tb a Whip in His Hand & look'd very 
bluff ; but y e Attorney General has orders to prosecute him. One Straghan 
a Bookseller is taken into Custody of a Messenger upon the Information 20 
of Edwards y e Printer not y* he accused him of being concerned in y e 
Memorial of the Ch. of Engl, but y* ab* 3 years agoe he printed a Book 
for him intitled De Aris & Focis the Copy of w c k was in y e same Hand 
as y* of y e Mem. & therefore there is strong Presumption y* he must 
know y e Author of it. but he's not so ingenuous as to confess. — ... D r . 
Mill and y e other 5 who went with him to Woodstock to wait on y e Duke 
of Marlborough & his Dutchess (who it seems was there too) were so 
poorly rec d y* they had certainly din'd w*h Duke Humphrey had not they 
put in at a House, where a dinner was provided at their own Expence. 
It seems the Dutchess expected the University should have complemented 3° 
the Duke, & therefore when these Gentlemen came to the House, the 
servant who was there to wait, ask'd whether they were sent by the 
University ; & understanding they were not, the Reception was order'd 
accordingly. — . . . Hospinian de Diebus Festis ... [p. 79 on Mater 
Deum Cybele\ 


Jan. 27. 1706 (Sun.). The Master of University Coll. communicated 
to me this Morning two other Inscriptions put upon two Stones laid 
yesterday at X* Church, w ch here follow : 

Ad honorem Dei optimi Maximi | Quo nitidius & laxius habitarent iEdis 40 
Christi Alumni. | Antonius RadclifFe S.T.P. | Istius Ecclesiae Canonicus, | Hoc 
atrium Peckwatriense instaurari voluit | Et legato bis mille librarum | Bene- 
factoribus caeteris praeivit. | Ejus ex Testamento Haeredes | Henricus Aldrich 
S.T.P. I Istius Ecclesiae Decanus. | Johannes Hammond S.T.P. | Ejusdem Ec- 
clesiae Canonicus | Imum hunc lapidem angularem | Locavere | Die 26 0 Jan- 
uary Anno Domini 170I | Regnante Anna. 

Cum hoc atrium Peckwatriense instaurarent | Henricus Aldrich istius Ec- 
clesiae Decanus S.T.P. | Johannes Hammond ejusdem Canonicus S.T.P. I 
Antonij Radcliffe Haeredes, conjunctissimos in | Capitulo fratres habuere | 



[1706 : 

Thorn. Burton subdecanum | Rob. South, Ben. Woodroffe, Guil. Jane | Fran- 
cisc. Gastrel, Rog. Altham Guil. Stradford | thesaurarium | Communi cum 
Haeredibus amore | Hanc aedem prosecutos. j Nec minore affectu | Perennem 
hisce mcenibus felicitatem auguratos. 

— They cannot find out y e Author of y e Memorial. All yt affects 
S r . Humph. Mackworlh, M r . Foley, & M r . Ward is y fc 150 of 'em as 
soon as printed off were sent to y e first as many to y e 2 d & 100 to 
y e last. — 

Out of a Letter of M r . Rowney to D r . Charlett. 
10 As to your Friend Stephens he stands to his Book & gives defiance and be- 
lieves neither y e Duke of Marlb. or Robin {Harley) will prosecute him. He 
says the Secretarys are in the Dark ab* the Author of the Memorial of the Ch. 
of Engl. & do not know who to fix it on. — 

Out of a Letter from the Vice Chanc. to y e Master of Univ. Col. 

The Queen is laid up w th y e Gout : she has order'd Stephens to be prose- 
cuted, who had y e Impudence when he was taken to say, that he believ'd Robin 
Harley would not prosecute him ; if he did, that he knew how to pull an old 
House upon his Head ; & y* he thought the Duke of Marlborough would not 
neither, but if he did, y* he knew w 1 to say to him too. — 

20 D r . Mill, who was one of those that went to wait upon y e Duke of 
Marlborough at Woodstock to complement him for a poor piece of 
Venison w cl1 the Dutchess, without the Duke's Privity, sent to y e 
Whiggish Heads of Houses, slyly left his Company & went to his 
Parsonage at Bletchingdon, & the next Morning borrowing a Couple of 
Horses went early to attend his Grace's Levee, & let him know who 
he was (for it seems his Grace knew not one of those Persons who 
were the day before to wait upon him) viz. a Tutor some years ago to his 
Youngest Brother, who was Commoner of Queens Col. & took y e Degrees 
of Bach. & Master of Arts & entred into H. Orders on purpose to have 

30 some great Preferment w cl1 was design'd for him; but he dy'd of a 
• Consumption before it fell. It must be further noted y* y e Duke, 
understanding that these Persons were not sent by the university (but 
came of their own Accord) receiv'd them after a slight manner, as is 
before noted, and styl'd them a Body of Divinity, & to inliven their 
stupid Whiggish Clay sent them half a Dozen Bottles of Wine to a 
Little Inne at Woodstock, where they were content to be slenderly accom- 
modated: and to make amends for this poor Entertainment D r . Royse 
(who was one of them) invited those that return'd w th him to refresh 
themselves at his Lodgings as soon as they got home. — I rec d the 

40 following Ace* cone. M r . Grabe from his Intimate Friend D r . Hudson, 
viz. He was put into orders by the Bp. of Worcester, at his Palace (as 
D r . H. believes) at Worcester or Hartlebury ; but whether the Bp. gave 
him the Sacram* at his Ordination or not he does not remember. But 
the D r . one day asking him y e Reason why he did not receive the 
Sacram* at X* Church, he gave him these reasons. (1) He acknowledg'd 
that he did not think it unlawfull to receive the Sacrament as we do 
according to y e Form in y e English Liturgy. (2) He always receiv'd 
the Sacrament from a Scotch Episcopal Nonjuring Minister, who ad- 
minister' d it to him and some others in the Form of y e Scotch Liturgy, 

50 drawn up by ArchbP. Laud, thinking it much better upon this Acc*, 

Jan. 27-28.] 


that it was more agreeable to King Edward the VI tll,s Liturgy, w ch he 
judg'd was alter' d for y e worse in Q. Elizabeth's time, upon the Sug- 
gestion of some Calvinistical Forreign Divines. This Alteration made 
in y e Liturgy was the Taking away the Oblation or Sacrifice of Bread 
& Wine before Consecration, & turning it into a Sacrifice of Praise 
and. Thanksgiving after Consecration. Which opinion of his he defends 
& justifys by the Authority and reasons of M r . Mead in some places of 
his Works. The said D r . likewise told me, that he fully believ'd he was 
intirely an Enemy to the Gross Errors of Popery, & believes him to be 
a man of that Honesty & Integrity that he did not scruple to lend him 10 
a ioo 1 . upon his Bear note to support him under the Expenses he is in 
preparing the Septuagint for the Press. — He likewise told me that 
M r . Grade went 4 or 5 times a year to London purposely to receive y e 
Sacrament, w cil he says he did, not because he thought our Liturgy 
unlawfull, but because he thought it better to receive according to y e 
Form of ArchbP. Laud, as long as he had an opportunity of it's being 
administer'd to him, in yt Form. — It must be remembred that 
D r . Hudson who (to his immortal Honour) had contributed both Money 
& Books to y e New Library at Hart-Hall did likewise, ab* two Months 
before the Pulling down of Peckwater at X* Church, voluntarily & y e 20 
first Man of all, after D r . Radcliffe, (who left by his last Will above 
2000 lib s . for the Rebuilding that Court,) subscribe 20 Guineas to carry 
on the Work when it should begin. He formerly gave 10 lib 5 , to the 
finishing of the Chapell of University College, & 5 lib s . to the New 
Wainscotting of y e Common Room, & (as I am very well inform' d) has 
50 lib s . ready to give to yt College whereof he is Fellow in order to 
purchase a Living. — M r . Charles Harris an Attorney has given 
20 lib s , & M r . Dingley Fellow of Corpus, & M r . Thwaites of Queens 
have subscrib'd each of them 10 Guineas for y e abovesaid Design of 
Rebuilding Peckwater. — This morning D r . Aldrich the most Worthy 3° 
Dean of X* Church, & Noble Patron of Learning, preach'd in the 
Cathedral at X* Church before the University, taking his Text from 
Matt. 3. vers. 2. Repent Sfc. From w cl1 he explain'd very clearly the 
Nature of Repentance, in opposition to some Heretical Notions of the 
Novatians & others, particularly ab* the Sin against the Holy Ghost, &c. 
— To be got into y e Publick Library, Hierome Vignier. La veritable 
origin[e] de la Maison d'Austriche, de Lorrain, de Bade, & de Quantity 
des Autres. a Paris. — D r . Eaton writ a Discourse of ab* a sheet on 
Peonick verse, w ch was his first publish'd Work, tho' never printed, 
(forsan non meruit). He also gather'd various Lections to y e Cambridge 4° 
Horace put out by Talbot in 4 0 . His 2 d . Work. He likewise collated 
Catullus Tibullus & Propertius for y e use of the Cambridge Editor. 
Occidit pendente opere. — M r . Thwaites (as himself tells me) has y e 
s d Discourse of Peonick verse, & designs to publish it. 

Jan. 28 (Mon.). To shew the Ignorance and Negligence of y e Cor- 
rector of y e Catalogue of MSS ts there is a good Instance in the MSS ts 
of Queen's College, where num. the 16. the Beginning of Huguicio 
Pisanms Dictionarium Etymologicum is thus printed, Augeo, ges, xi. 
clum, clu, w c h should be Augeo ; ges, xi, ctum, ctu. — . . . D r . Hudson 
Being last night with y e Provost of Oriel Col. & talking by chance of y e 5° 


[1706 : 

Illness of y e Bp. of Gloucester, the Provost told him y* he fancied D r . Mill 
was y e likeliest of any Oxford Man to succeed him. For w°k he gave 
this Reason, viz. that the Court having resolved to prefer no High- 
Church-Men, especially of this university, he could not think of any Man 
so likely to have it as D r . Mill ; for as to his Part he was resolv'd not to 
take it if offer' d him, and he thought the Warden of Wadham could not 
take it because he was a poor beggarly Fellow & not able to pay y e First 
Fruits : so y* there remain'd none but D r . Mill who is known to be rich, 
and of thorough pac'd Moderate Principles. — The same D r . Hudson 

10 was told this Morning by D r . Edzard, Minister of y e German Lutheran 
Church in London, that y e Prince of Denmark had turn'd off his Chaplain 

(D r . M ) the reason whereof was as followeth. When y e Prince 

of Denm. was made IA High Admiral of England he was oblig d to take 
y e Sacrament after y e Manner prescrib'd by y e Ch. of England, after 
which he offer'd to communicate with y e Lutherans, w 0 * 1 his Chaplain 
honestly told him was an unjustifyable Practise, & that he was oblig d to 
stick to y e communion of y e church of England, or y* of the Lutherans ; 
and y* 'till he renounc'd all Communion with the Church of England he 
could not administer the Sacrament to him in their Church ; for y* he 

20 look'd upon such occasional Conformity to be a matter of great scandal, 
& never heard of in any Christian Church till within these few Years here 
in England. 

Jan. 29 (Tu.). . . . There is just publish'd Athenagoras^ two Discourses, 
viz. Apologia pro Xtianis & de Resurrectione morluorum, Gr. Lat. printed 
at the Theatre, in 8°. To w ch are added Notes & various Readings, by 
Edm. Dechair A.M. of Line. Coll. What disgusts most buyers is that 
the Editor has swell'd the Book with all the Notes y* have been written 
professedly upon it, a thing w clx some judicious Men advis'd against when 
first propos'd to be printed. But D r . Mill being the chief Manager of y e 

30 Edition, he would have it done in the same manner as y e Edition of 
Tatian ; tho' 'twould have been more acceptable & usefull if Tatian, 
Athenagoras and Theophilus Anlioch. had been printed all together in 8°, 
w ch. if we n done would have made no bigger a Volume than one of these 
now make. The Editor has spoken well of M r . Worth in the Preface (as 
likewise of D r . Mill) who communicated the Lections of the Paris & 
Eton MS ts to him. These of the Eton MS* are y e very same Lections 
w 0 * 1 were made ab* 6 years since, when I purposely went over to y* 
Place to meet M r . Worth to assist him in the Collating the MS*. How 
correct y e Edition is I can say no more, than y* the Editor took so little 

40 care about it, that tho' the Notes of the Persons who had writ professedly 
upon Athenagoras were very faulty, & in divers places nonsense, particu- 
larly the Quotations made from Antient Authors, occasion'd by the 
Carelessness of y e former Printers & the Absence of the Authors them- 
selves, yet he transcrib'd them exactly as he found them, not taking pains 
to compare them with the Original Authors. This I know, because 
divers sheets were brought to me in the Publick Library, where I look'd 
some places over, & corrected a great many considerable & material 
Faults & do veryly believe that there are some Thousands in y e Book, 
& y* 'tis the most faulty Edition y* ever came yet from y e Theatre Press. 

Jan. 28-30.] 


I 73 

As to the Notes that are new added, they are in a great Measure owing 
to MX Potter, Tutor to y e Editor ; not but that M r . Dec hair is able to 
have put out a correct Edition, if he had taken Pains ; but this he has 
not done, & by that means has impos'd upon the World. For I am sure 
y* if he had consulted good Books he would have light upon consider- 
able Observations, not taken notice of by any Profess'd Annotator as yet, 
w c]l would have adorn'd the Work, & have gain'd him Credit. — M r . 
Wase began a Translation into English of Vitruviuss Architecture, 
whereof there are two Sheets printed off as a Specimen containing y e 
Preface to Augustus & y e I st Chapter of y e first Book, w^ some small 10 
marginal Notes. Folio. 

Jan. 30 (Wed.). The Great Health now is the Cube of three, w cl * is 
the number 27, i.e. the Number of the Protesting Lords. — This Day, 
being the Martyrdom of King Charles I st , there preach'd at S*. Marie's 
before y e University M r . Wiles of S*. John?, College, taking his Text 
from Revel. II. 10. Be thou faithfull unto Death, and I will give thee a 
Crown of Life. 

Which Words tho' directed particularly to y e Church of Smyrna, w ch with the 
other Asiatick Churches was violently oppos'd by Avouch'd Enemies to Chris- 
tianity, yet may be applied to all other Christian Churches, & contain in them an 20 
Exhortation and a Motive. The exhortation is to stand firm to the Faith in 
opposition to all our Enemies, and constant Adhaesion to it even to Death, w ch 
we of this Nation ought to do above all other People, y e Church of England 
being the best Church in y e World, whether consider'd in it's intrinsick 
worth, or in the Influence it has upon y e State, For as to y e former, 'tis cer- 
tain y* it's Liturgy & all the Doctrines injoyn'd by it are the nearest of any 
other to those of the Primitive Church, the Church of Rome transgressing in 
divers gross Ceremonies & Innovations, & the other Reformed Churches on 
the other Hand erring in throwing off such Ceremonies as are decent, & were 
in use in the most early times, & some of them in not admitting of Episcopacy, 30 
w ch yet is well known to be an Apostolical Establishment. And as it excells 
if consider'd in it's intrinsick Worth, so also does it upon account of y e In- 
fluence it has upon the State, nothing being more plain than y* if the Church 
be destroy'd the State must sinck w th it, w ch made King James i st say, no 
Episcopacy no King ; & for the same Reason the Presbyterians & the other 
Fanaticks cut off ArchbP. Laud's Head before they could have their Power 
over the Good King who suffer'd upon this Day, well knowing that so long as 
he liv'd, who was such a support to and Defence of the Church, they could not 
Effect their Designs upon that Good Prince, & y t y e surest way of Destroying 
the State was first to ruine the Church. M 1 '. Wiles having ingeniously & judi- 40 
ciously made out y e Intire Dependence of y e State upon y e Church, & how 
both are inseperably united together, address'd himself particularly to y e 
Members of it, exhorting them to be constant & resolute in defending it, & 
even suffering for it, imitating their Martyr'd Sovereign, who did not only 
stand up for it by Pen & Sword, but even when thro' the obstinacy of his 
Enthusiastical Enemies he was not able to conquer them, patiently submitted 
to the Block, for w c]l there is no doubt he is rewarded with a Crown of Life, 
that being the Motive for all such to act as he did, & w ch M r . Wiles insisted 
on in y e next place, w ch he shew'd they could not expect who were Friends to 
y e Church no longer than they saw suited with their present Interest, & would 50 
for Preferment desert it, & close, with them who were it's profess'd Enemies, 
a thing too notorious at this time. 

M r . Thwaits tells me y e Dean of X* Church formerly drew up an 
Epitome of Heraldry for y e use of some Young Gentlemen under his 



[1706 : 

Care, but y fc he has no Copy now, all of them being got from him, & he 
does not know where to have one. He says 'twas done very well, & y e 
best in its nature ever made. — Justin illustrated in Gevartiuss notes 
upon Statius pag. 48. D r . Hudson has y e Book. Pliny's Paneg. ex- 
plicat. ib. p. 206 . . . Look over Rupertus upon Florus in y e P. Library, 
& Kuhnius upon Aelian. . . . Quaere about Tauromenium? See D r . 
Bentley agt Boyle p. 181. 

Jan. 31 (Th.). Out of y e Letters dat. Jan. 29 w cl1 came last Night I 
hear S r . Geo. Rook is lately married to a Daughter of S r . Tho. Knatcfh]- 

10 bull of Kent. — Last week S r . Francis Russel of Strensham in Wor- 
cestershire departed y s Life in this City & this Morning was carried into 
y e Country to be interr'd as was M r . Hill one of y e Commissioners of 
the Navy who dyed some days past. On Thursday last y e E. of Dorset 
& Middlesex dyed at y e Bath.' 'Tis s d he has left 1500^ per An. to his 
Lady besides his personal Estate. On y e other Hand several great 
Marriages will be in a few days consummated as y* of his Grace y e 
D. of Beaufort w* Madam Noell, y e L d . Bruce w*h Madam Sevill & y© 
L d . Scudamore w th Mad m Digby all Ladys of Great Fortunes. — This 
day one Sheers Serv* of S r . H. Mackworth taken into Custody of a 

20 Messenger ab* y e Affair of y e Memorial bro* his Habeas Corpus & was 
admitted to Bail. M r . Straughan taken into Custody upon the same 
Acc* has bro* also his Habeas Corpus. — Just now meeting with an 
Honest ingenious Country Gentleman at y e Coffee-House, (with two 
others in Company,) he told me y* he was well acquainted with M r . 
Sheers, above mention'd, and assur'd me y* the whole design of taking 
him & y e rest into Custody was only to pump and Fish some things out 
of them, with a design, if possible to fix the Memorial on S r . Humph. & 
some other Honest Gentlemen. — Consider w* D r . Beniley says ab* 
Susarion from the Chronicon Marmoreum, p. 205. of his Answer to 

30 Boyle. & compare the passage w^ the Marble itself. He quotes D r . 
Mill ab* reading y e Marble, & says that he assur'd him, 'twas exactly as 
he conjectur d it should be. But D r . Bentley should first have rec d the 
D 1 ^ Reading from y e Stone before he had offer' d his conjecture. But if 
he had not, there is enough to object ag* D r . Mill's reading of Marbles, 
for a Correction of his in one of these Volumes. — Consider also 
another part of y* Marble insisted on by D r . Bentley ibid. p. 231. ab* 
Thespiss being the first Tragcedian. 

Feb. 1 (Fri.). Qu<zre in y e Museum Ashm. for Noctua A them's ; sive 
Ingressus Comilis Pembrochiensis in Oxoniam xi Apr. 1648. vera nar- 

40 ratio, in one Sheet 4 to . Beginning: Cavete vos Togati ; periislis, ilicet, 
Venit Pembrochiensis Comes, scilicet, as also for Tragic omozdia Oxoniensis. 
Beginning, Devictas aquilas, geminamque in clade ruinam, Subversamque 
Aciem, querulce suspiria Muses, Writ by Adam Littleton of Christ Church. 
One sheet 4 0 . — A Passage relating to Comedy out of Marm. Oxon. as 
published by M r . Selden. pag. 3. . . . — Passage out of y e same Marble 
ab* Tragedy, as publish'd by Selden pag. 4. [31-33.] ... — I saw to day 

Feb. 1. Hudson to H. Have we Col. Trajana ; if so, has it any explica- 
tion of the figures ? Have we a folio in Old English writ by John Bochas or 
Boccace ? 

Jan. 30-Feb. 2.] 



at Christ-Church Library a most curious Book in 8<>. written by M rs . 
Hesther English, & containing the Psalms of David. Before w cl1 is her 
Picture. There are exactly the same Hands in it with that of the Proverbs 
of Solomon, written by the same Lady, w cla is in the Publick Library, w c k 
has also her Picture before it. But w* is further remarkable in this at 
X* Church is that 'twas Queen Elizabeth's own Book (presented to her 
perhaps by the Ingenious Lady her self) who from a note (w c}l for w* 
reason I know not is scratched out) at y e Beginning seems to have given 
the Book to the Library herself. W 0 * 1 is not at all improbable, being it 
may be mov'd to it upon Acc* of her Father who finished the Foundation 10 
here begun by Cardinal Wolsey. At the same time I saw a thin Folio 
MS* Book, w cl1 was cardinal Wolsey 's & is most curiously illuminated. 
But time being short I could not have y e Perusual of it. Likewise were 
shew'd to me some other Curiosities, as divers Coyns Greek, Roman and 
English, & amongst Natural Rarities a strange stone taken from a Man 
by D r . Willis. — D r . Charlett has a Cabinett (w el1 stands in a Room on 
the East side of his Study, & upon it the Head of the famous Ant. a 
Wood in Plaister de Paris) wherein is a Collection of Antient Roman 
Coyns, put in order (as the D r . says) by M r . Elstob and M r . Wanley. 
But the D r . (who is otherwise forward enough to shew things) being not 20 
willing to give any one a sight of them (tho' he has often been desir'd by 
some curious Gentlemen, particularly by the Excell* S r . Andrew Foun- 
taine) it makes some Persons suspect that Wanley (when he belong'd to 
it) stole them from the Collection in the Publick Library, where he did 
w* he pleas'd, D r . Hyde being infirm and not able to look after y* place 
so well as he should. — D r . Kennett's Sermon before y e House of 
Commons (as 'tis said) was suitable to y e Occasion on y e 30**1 0 f Jan. & 
was much different from w* he preach'd formerly upon y e same Occasion. 
— D r . Atterbury preach'd before y e L d . Mayor &c. a High-Church Ser- 
mon w ch was much commended. 3Q 

Feb. 2 (Sat.). This day being the Purification preach'd before y e 
University at S*. Maries M r . Woodford of New-College, upon Mat. 
v. 5. . . . 

Having stated the Nature of Meekness in opposition to Anger, he proceeded 
to shew that the Meek man possesses all temporal Advantages : as 1. He is 
well belov'd. 2. He will take advice, finds Friends to give it him, & has a 
quick Apprehension to know when good Advice is given him. 3. He is steddy 
and fix'd in all his Actions, and 4 tM y. is never troubled with Anger & those 
other Passions w ch are the Effects of it. After he had made out each of these, 
he answer'd an Objection taken from Experience, namely that y e Meek man 40 
oftentimes does not inherit the good things of this Life. As first the Text is 
not to be taken in so large a sense as to extend to every particular Man. 'Tis 
sufficient if Meek men generally enjoy these Blessings. 2. The meek man is 
rich if he be contented with w* he has. 3. Some men appear to be meek who 
really are not so. 4. Perhaps a man may be meek and yet want some other 
necessary Qualifications w ch should entail y e Blessings on him. W ch done he 
concluded w th a motive to y e Duty. 

— On the East End of the Library at X* Church is the Picture of King 
Henry VIII* 11 . It seems the Library being decay'd & come to mine was 
restor'd by Otho Nicholson Esq 1 "., to whose memory on the South side 50 

i ;6 


[1706 : 

of it near to y e s d Effigies of King Henry VHPh is an Honorary Monum* 
with the following Inscription : 

Hospes quisquis es, | circumfer oculos : | Perantiqui & praenobilis hujus 
Domicilij | Corpus intermortuum, foris | intus refinxit, | Unis impensis suis, 
& nova donavit anima | Totius, quam vides, exquisitae pulchritudinis, Otho 
Nicholsonus, Armiger, Armarijque j Istius Literarij Memorabilis Instaurator. 
J ADeo LibrorVM opVLentia. 

Above w c]l are His Arms. 

M r . Woodford's (above mention'd) Eldest Brother has a Translation of 
10 the Psalms in MS* by that celebrated Poet S T .fohn Denham, w th Excels 
Remarks upon them by y e same Hand. 

Feb. 3 (Sun.). The Non-Conformists took up y e word Hold-Forth, in 
y e year 1642, w cn was never known before. See D r . Walk's' s Xtian 
Sabbath, Part II. p. 27. 

Verses made by D r . Garth when the K. of Spain Charles III d was w tn 
the Queen at Windsor. 

Pallas destructive to the Trojan Line, Preserved a Hero & restor'd y e Race. 

Raced their Proud Walls tho' built by So the Famed Empire where y e Ebre 

Hands divine. flows 
20 But Love's Bright Goddess with pro- Fell by Eliza & by Anna rose. 

pitious Grace, 

Puffendorf in Hist, of the Affairs of Brandenburg lib. 15. § 32. 

Erat iste (meaning S r . Joseph Williamson) Williamsonus maiitiosi ingenij vir, 
valde insuper dissolutus & negligens ; vespertinum tempus inter laetos sodales 
consumere, & mane in horam nonam stertere solitus, qui mores ipsius cum 
munere minime quadrabant. 

Upon y e D. of Marlborough. 

When a Church on a Hill to y e Danube And 5 on all 4 run to Paris again. 

advances, The wife of St. Albans a Princess shall 
30 Then near to his Fall the Great Cock of be, 

France is. By right of her Spouse from y e Father 
Then 3 shall beat 5, be inaugur'd in Spain, of 3. 

Anno 1704. The s d Prophecy was found long since under Ground by 
one y* was lately in Packington's Pound. — When M r . Thwaits was at 
y e Bath he brought away the following Inscriptions. In horto prope 
Port. Occid. 2 Inscriptiones 2. urnae erutae prope Walcot ... — D r . 
Venner a Bath Physitian died in 1660. He wrote a Book intit. Via 
recta ad vitam longam in w ct is this Memorable Observacon. That a 
Gamon of Bacon is of y e same Nature with y e rest of y e Hog. — These 
40 things I transcrib'd from M r . Thwaits's Notes. — 

One M r . Brown is committed to Newgate for Handing to y e Press 
Half a Sheet on one side call'd The Country Parsons Advice to y e L a . 
Keeper, which severely reflects (but Ironically) on divers Great Men, as 
L d Somers, L d . Halifax, L d . Orford, Bp. of Sarum, Secretary Harley, & 

Feb. 4 (Mon.). In the School Tower is S*. ferom's (or rather Ruf- 

finus's) Expositio in Symbolum Aposlolorum (whereof there is a Copy 
also in the Publick Library) printed at Oxon. 1468. At the End of 
w ch are these Notes by D r . Wallis : 

Feb. 2-5.] VOLUME VIII, PAGES 38-49. 177 

Liber Universitatis Oxoniensis inter Archiva reponendus ; ex dono Mosis 
Pitt, Bibliopolse Londinensis, 31 Januarij i6|§. Primus omnium liber qui 
vulgo perhibetur fuisse impressus, est, Ciceronis Officia; Moguntiae, Anno 
Domini 1465. Hie autem, qui dicitur Hieronymi in Symbolum Apostolorum, 
(sed est Ruffini potius) impressus & finitus Oxonise Anno 1468. 17 Decembris, 
(non nisi triennio postquam ille primus ;) Baker, in Historia sua perhibet 
Artem Typographicam, Londinum advectam esse anno 147 1, & in Abbatia 
Westmonasteriensi, primo exercitam fuisse, a Gaxtono quodam, (eodem cujus 
opera Oxoniam pridem advecta fuerat, ut qui Curcelleum quendam typogra- 
phum ab Harlemo hue invitaverat.) Nescio tamen an ullus extet antiquior 10 
Codex Londini impressus quam est Caxtoni Chronicon Anno 1480. 

Jo. Wallis. Gust. Archiv. Universitatis Oxon. 

This Book, (the outer Margin being cut away more at y e side than at 
the Top and Bottom ; & because it hath 8 Leaves in one Signature, or 
Letter, as a, b, c, &c. ;) appears like a large octavo : But is indeed a 
small Quarto, with two Sheets in one Signature, and one Sewing: As 
appears, both by the Rules in the Paper, which do not ly from Top to 
Bottom (as in Folio's and Octavo's) but cross the Page, from side to 
side, (as in Octavo's and Decimo-Sexto's :) And by the Mark of y e 
Paper ; which is to be seen, (near to the Sewing,) not at y e Top of y e 20 
Page (as in Octavo's) but near the Middle of it, as in Quarto's. As for 
instance, in the leaves signed, a i. a iij. b, i. b, iiii. c, ii. c. iii. c iiii. d. ii. 
and (those w ch answer to them) a 8. a 6. b 8. b 5. c 7. c 6. c 5. d 7. 
(whence also it appears to be printed by Half-Sheets : for c hath the 
Mark oftener, and d seldomer, than for two Sheets : that having three 
Half-Sheets marked, & but one unmarked; this one marked, and three 
unmarked. The Signature e hath five Half Sheets (or 2~ Sheets;) of 
which e iiij, e v, (and those answering to them e 6, e 7,) are marked; the 
other three half Sheets, being unmarked. The Custome being then, (as 
now it is) to set the Mark of the Paper in each Sheet, in the Middle of one 3° 
of the Half- Sheets, & not of the other. — In Brazen-nose College Library 
there is a Parchment Book in folio, printed at Oxford a. d. 1481. viz. 
Alexandri (Aphrodisiensis) Expositio super tres libros de anima. At the 
End of it are these words printed : Impressum per me Theodoricum 
Wod de Colonia in Alma universitate Oxon Anno Incarnationis Dominicae 
m.cccc.lxxxi. xi die mensis Octobris. Another copy of this same 
Edition is in Oriel College Library. — Inter MSS. Laud. F. 92. is 
John Dade's Treatise of Heraldry curiously illuminated, and at y e End 
is Caxton's Chronicle, with Illuminations too. — Coyns of Pergamus 
w th yEsculapius's Head consider. — The Abbat of Oseney held y e 40 
Mannors of Weston and Water-Eton by Service of two Kn ts Fees. See 
M r . Dodsworth's Collections Vol. 6. f. 188. b. 

Feb. 5 (Tu.). I am told by a very good Hand y* y e Oxford Almanack 
is now in Consideration before y e H. of Lords & y* Bennett y e Book- 
seller has sent to M r . Hall to send up to London w t:b out fail an hundred 
of them. — The Master of University College shew'd me a Petition of 
y e Clergy to y e Queen (Q. Eliz.) desiring y* she would be pleas'd, in her 
princely Wisdom, to take Care y* all Impropriations be restor'd to y e 
Church, w cl1 they do no't question she will do since she has promis'd to 
be so great a Friend to it, particularly when she came first to y e Crown, 50 
& at y e same time the Bp s offer towards her Necessity certain Sums, 

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provided they may be restor'd to them again, when the Crown shall 
happen to be inrich'd, viz. 

Canterbury . . . . .200 lib 8 . 

Ely . . . . . 200 lib 3 . 

London . . . . .100 lib 55 . 

Hereford . . . . .100 marks. 

Cicester . . . . .100 marks. 

In the same Paper were added Considerations why Bishops Tempo- 
ralities should not be taken away. — There is come out a Half Sheet 

10 Printed on one side The Oxford Almanack Explain d, with the Reverse 
of y e same. I saw at y e same time a Letter from D r . Edwards to y e 
Master giving him an Account of an Answer, some p* of the Lower 
House of Convocation had made to a Protestation of the other part, 
with a Declaration wherein they insist upon their Rights in Opposition 
to y t Party, & the upper House, w cn he says are very well penn'd, tho' 
being long he could not send a Copy. Dated Feb. i sfc . — A Letter 
likewise from D r . Smalridge dat. Feb. 2. ab 1 y e same Matter, and par- 
ticularly that D r . Cawley said not one word in opposition to the Answer 
or Declaration, tho' he be known to be a Low-Church-Man, & 'tis 

20 thought he was sent as a spy at this time. — The Almanack he says 
explained in a Jacobite sense. — A Letter also from M r . Percival upon 
y e same Acc* wherein he farther says that D r . Cawley was the more 
taken notice of upon Ace* of his Being one of the Protestors. That no 
Body knows what will be y e Fate of y e Regency Bill for yt y e Lords 
have so amended y e Amendm* of y e Commons y* by w* he understands 
by y e Conversation he has it wont go down. &c. Dat. also Feb. 2. — 
In the 3 d Vol. of D r . South's Sermons pag. 423. is a remarkable Passage 
relating to D r . Pocock's opinion ab* Grotius's Exposition of Is. 53. &c. 

The Country Parson's Honest Advice to that Judicious Lawyer & 
30 worthy Minister of State my L d . Keeper. (By D r . Brown.) 

Be wise as Somerset, as Somers' Brave, 
As Pembroke Airy, & as Richmond 
Grave ; 

Humble as Orford be ; & Wharton's Zeal, 
For Church & Loyalty, wou'd fit thee 
well ; 

Like Sarum, I wou'd have thee love y e 

He scorns to leave his Mother in the 

For the well governing your Family, 
Let pious Haversham thy Pattern be : 
And if it be thy Fate again to marry, 

And S — y — r's Daughter will thy year 
out tarry, 

May'st thou use her as Mohun his tender 

And may she lead his virtuous Lady's Life. 
To sum up all ; Devonshire's Chastity, 
Bolton's Merit, Godolphin's Probity, 
Halifax his modesty, Essex's sense, 
Mountague's Management, Culpepper's 

Tenison's Learning, & Southampton's 

Will make thee for an able Statesman fit. 


The Romans believ'd their Emperors to be Gods more firmly than any 
others said to be so because they were visible whereas y e rest never ap- 
pear'd. Vide Val. Max. Pref. ad Tiberium. 

Feb. 6 (Wed.). I am told That in the first Edition of one of 
Erasmus's Pieces, the title de viduitate or castitate conservanda, or some- 
thing like it, there is a most scandalous fault, much to the Disgrace of 
50 Erasmus, tho' not to be laid upon him. It seems y e Correcter of y 6 
Press, being not very well pleas'd with his pay, or else expecting some 

Feb. 5-7.] 



extraordinary Pay to drink with, w ch - Erasmus was not willing to give, he 
was resolv'd to be reveng'd, & accordingly in the Dedication, w cl1 was to 
some great Lady, before y* Sheet wherein 'twas wrought off instead of menh 
tuae castissimae he most maliciously put mentulae castissimae. Quaere ? 

Feb. 7 (Th.). I heard D r . Miles Stapylton (who was formerly Fellow 
of All-Souls Coll., Tutor to y e Duke of Grafton, Chaplain to y e IA 
Jersey when Embassador in France, & Minister of * * * *, near 
Henly, & Author of the English Translation of the Life of Caius Marius, 
printed in y e 3 d Vol. of Plutarch's Lives,) say yesterday that when he 
was at Paris, he made a visit to Father Simon (lately deceas'd) whom he 10 
found in a small Hut surrounded with Books, without any Fire, tho' a 
very cold day, being us'd to fortifie himself against weather by several 
Caps upon his Head, a thick Robe, and a large leathern Girdle. After 
some usual Complements, they enter'd into Discourse about Learning 
& Learned Men, & happening to talk of D r . Mill the Father told him 
he did not think yt his Greek Testament, so much talk'd of, would ever 
be printed. But being assur'd by D r . Stapylton that 'twas all printed off 
but y e Prolegomena, he presently pull'd down 6 large Folios relating 
to the New Testament, being Collections of Lections, criticisms, &c. 
telling him yt there were at least 100 Good MSS. he had made use of, 20 
w ch jx Mill never either saw or had any Account of; & y* if he presum'd 
to publish his Book, he should rue the Day that ever he undertook it, 
being resoVd if he liv'd to be upon his Bones when that should 
happen. — He likewise made a visit to Harduin, particularly to desire 
leave to consult a MS* of Justin Martyr under his Custody for y e use 
of M r . Creech then ingag'd in putting out a new Edition of y* Author. 
But tho' 'twas well known that there was such a MS* under his Care, 
yet the Jesuit protested with several oaths y* he knew of no such thing, 
& was sure there never was any in the Library, telling him moreover 
that he wonder'd any man should be so sollicitous ab fc MSS ts of an 30 
Author that was spurious, all the Fathers, he saying, being Forgery and 
a Cento made up by some Cunning Fellows on purpose to deceive the 
World. W cl1 made the D r . smile, expecting this Talk from one who 
notwithstanding his Great Learning was of opinion (at least people 
believe so) that all the Classicks (Pliny's Nat. History publish'd by him- 
self excepted) were spurious &c. When the D r . had taken leave of him, 
he mention'd the Discourse to some of y e Sorbonists (who are Enemies 
to y e Jesuits) & was certified by them that there was such a MS* in y e 
Library, & y* the Denyal of it with an Oath was a Jesuitical Trick on 
purpose by the help of it to spoyle the English Edition, when it should 40 
come out. Which is a method also us'd by the Hollanders. — M r . 
Wase the Beadle translated all Vitruvius into English, & y e Copy, a 
Sheet or two only wanting, is now in y e Hands of His Son, Fellow of 
Corpus Christi College, as I am inform'd by D r . Hudson. This M r . 
Wase the Son has certain Roman Coyns, (about 50 or 60), found at 
Cirencester in Glocester-shire : but they are very much defac'd. All 
unless one or two of the Lesser Sort. — . . . The D. of Beaufort 
married to y e Lady Rachel Noel on the 4 th . She is Daughter and 
Coheiress of y e late Earl of Gainsborough. — One Ward is taken into 
Custody for publishing a Burlesque Poem call'd Hudibras Redivivus in 50 

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w ch he lays open some sort of People in a little too lively Colours. — 
We hear from Exeter that on the 30^ of Jan. a merchant of y* City 
(whose Father was deeply concern' d in y e Murther of K. Ch. 1.) had y e 
Impudence in ridicule of y e Day to send his Servants thro' the City, 
with a Calf s Head hanging on a String where his own had deserved 
better to have been. — D r . Mill tells me he formerly saw in a Book of 
Bp. Barlow's divers Ancient Inscriptions in loose Leaves, w cl1 he is 
afraid may be convey'd away, & not plac'd in y e Publick Library amongst 
the Bp' s Books, being a Rarity, as not printed in Gruter. Above a 

10 Week since I saw lying upon D r . Charlett's Table in his Study certain 
old Inscriptions in eleven Sheets, w cl1 appearing to be curious, D r . 
Hudson (who was then present) desir'd the said D r . C. to permitt me 
to take them to y e Publick Library, & compare them with Books of 
Inscriptions whether they were wanting there or not. W cl1 at last he 
granted. I found them at y e End of a Copy of Augustinus de Legibus 
in M r . Selden's Study, but of a different Edition ; & I really believe 
M r . Wanley stole them from Bp. Barlow's Books, and gave them to D r . 
Charlett, as without doubt he did other Things. — 

Writers to be consulted de Nummis — F. Ursinus, Augustinus, Vicus, Erizzo, 

20 Sambucus, Occo, Strada, Goltzius, S*. Amant, Hemmelarius, Angeloni, Segui- 
nus, Patin, Spanheim, Vaillant, Oyselius. De Epigrammatibus — Lipsius, Bois- 
sardus, Panvinius, Selden, Lucius, Capacius, Paradinus, Gualterus, Reinesius, 
Guichenon, Chorerius, Ursatus, Marullus Spalatensis (Spon had it in MS*.) 
Peireskius (unpublish'd), Gruter. De JEdificijs — Serlio, Marlianus, Palladius, 
Bosius, Poldo, Bellorius, Bergerius, Perrot. De Statuis — Mich. Angelus, Ur- 
sinus, &c. De Gemmis — Ursinus, Gallaeus, Le Pois, Pierius Valerianus, Gor- 
laeus, Chiffletius, Kirkerus, Augustinus, Caninius, Bagarrius, Reicheltius. 
Toreumata — Bellorius, S. Bartoli, Suaresius, Bosius, Aringhi, Boissardus, &c. 
Angeiographia — Bayfius, Ferrarius, Rubenius, Scheffer, Smetius &c. 

30 Feb. 8 (Fri.). The Columna Rostrata, for illustrating Livy, is printed 
p. 59. of Gualtherus's Tabb. Sicilian — M r . Powell, an Honest Non- 
juring Gentleman, who had been formerly Secretary to two or three 
true Church of England Bp s , and had liv'd some time in Oxon upon y e 
Charity of D r . Bayly President of Magdalen College, was summon'd to 
attend the Council at White-Hall ab* S r . Humph. Mackworth, (whom 
the spight and Malice of wicked Designing Courtiers would gladly make 
y e Author of y e Memorial) & being then under some Indisposition of 
Body, and oblig'd to wait from 5 to 12 Clock at Night in a cold 
damp Room, increas'd his Distemper to y* Degree y* he paid his last 

4° Debt to Nature with in a day or two after, & may be justly reckon'd to 
die a Martyr for y e Memorial. This D r . Hudson had from the President 
of Magdalen who had a large Account of y e Matter from M r . Gandy a 
Friend of M r . Powell's, who is a Person of unquestionable Integrity, & 
had formerly been Fellow of Oriel College & one of the Proctors of 
this University. — A Place of Julius Obsequens illustrated in Paschalius 
de Corona, pag. 529. 

Feb. 9 (Sat.). D r . Nicholson, Bp. of Carlisle, writ a Letter lately to 
a certain Gentleman, wherein he most severely and scandalously reflects 

Feb. 9. Kent to H. Asks for account of the modern Mystic Divines. 
Though he is in Low Church company, he shall never be brought to think 

Feb. 7-9.] VOLUME VIII, PAGES 59-91. l8l 

upon y e most Learned and Pious M r . DodwelL A Copy of it has been 
communicated to M r . Dodwell, who is far from being concern' d or 
troubled at such Aspersions. He has shew'd it to several Persons, who 
very much blame the Bp. for it, thinking he had had more sense and 
Discretion than to abuse one, who has establish' d the universal Character 
of a Great Man. — Last Week four Letters for Degrees from the 
Chancellor (amongst w c h was one for the Degree of D r . of Divinity for 
M r . Potter, lately of Lincoln College, and now Chaplain to y e ArchbP. 
of Canterbury) being read in Convocation, they were all hinder' d from 
passing by the Proctors. The Reason, because they were not acquainted 10 
with y e Contents of the Letters before they came to Convocation. This 
was never customary, but M r . Bickley the Senior Proctor will have it 
done, and has perswaded his Brother Proctor to be of the same mind, 
intending to send Copies of all Letters the day before the Convocation 
to every particular College and Hall, that the Members of Convocation 
may be able to examin into the Characters of y e Persons on whose 
behalf the Letters are sent. Which is a laudable Design, & will hinder 
it may be some People's having Degrees conferr'd on them, who are 
not statutably qualified. I am told also M r . Bickley moves that the 
names of all Persons in the University may be publish'd in every College 20 
& Hall the Day before their Graces are propos'd in Congregation, w ch 
is also a most reasonable Desire, & may do good Service, especially in 
relation to Scandalous Fanaticks and Presbyterians, it being well known 
that some of these Men send their Children to the University where they 
let them continue only in Term time & afterwards take them home & 
hinder them from going to Church, but take them to Meetings, & so 
make them guilty of the Abominable Crime of Occasional Communion, 
notwithstanding their having subscrib'd to y e Articles of the Church of 
England. This M r . Bickley who is Fellow of New-College, & Great 
Grand-son (1 think) to the Learned & worthy D r . Tho. Bickley, (who 30 
was made Bp. of Chichester in the time of Q. Eliz.) is a Person of great 
Integrity & Resolution, & has withall good Sense, & if he does but 
meet with others to joyn with him will do the University much Service, 
being punctual in executing the Statute, & exact in seeing y* nothing 
be done to y e Disgrace of y e University. He is likewise a true Son of 
y e Church of England, & an Enemy to all Fanaticism, Enthusiasm, &c. 
— MS. Laud. E. 58. . . The said Book written in a Modern Hand, 
& is hardly 200 Years old. . . No mention in Gaddius de scriptoribus of 
Franc. Puccius a Florentine. . . Out of Junius's Preface to Para- 
phrasis Poetica Geneseos of Csedmon. ... — Rupertus's Observat. in 40 
Synopsin Besoldi minorem to be read over when another edition of 
Justin comes out. D r . Hudson also to consult him upon Paterculus. 
To be consulted also for Eutropius. — A letter from Zacagnius to 
Dr. Hudson [dated Romae die p a Dec. mdccv. ; (75-84)]. ... At the 
same time came a Letter to D r . H. from Passioneus, a Copy whereof 
follows [dated Romae ex mea Bibliotheca V. Idus Januarias mdccvi. 
(84-91).] ... — Remember to ask D r . Smith whether he ever saw Schel- 
strate's Edition of Antoninus's Itinerary, mentioned in a Letter to D r . 

compliance and Moderation can Contribute to the Security of the Church of 



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Hudson by Passionseus from Rome, who desires to have all the pieces 
D r . Smith has publish'd in Latin. Ask him whether he can accom- 
modate D r . Hudson with all y e s d Pieces but y* of y e 7 Churches of Asia, 
or tell how he may get them ? 

Feb. 10 (Sun.). This Morning preach'd at S*. Marie's before y e 
University M r . Husbands one of y e Chaplains of New-College upon 
Job xxvii. 8. .. . . 'Twas an Honest Sermon, shewing (i) the Nature of 
Hypocrisy. (2) The Sinfullness of it, both with respect to God and Man. 
(3) The Punishments of it, (4) Some Methods for avoiding it. — In 
10 the Afternoon preach'd before y e University at S*. Peter's in y e East 
(this being y e first Sunday in Lent) M r . De-Langley of X* Church on 
Luke xvi. 30, 31. . . . 

He first consider'd the Charity of the rich Man in Hell towards his Brethren. 
(2) The Probability of the Argument us'd by him. (3) Abraham's Answer, 
in considering w ch he shew'd that the Revelation in y e New Testament ex- 
ceeds all other Proofs & Demonstrations for attaining future Happiness, & 
affords the most cogent Argum ts for exciting to Repentance for past sins and 
intire Obedience afterw ds . Concluded with a Motive to Repentance. 

Feb. 11 (Mon.). Rob. Dormer Esq. one of y e K ts of y e Shire in 
20 Pari, for Bucks made a Sergeant at Law, by the Interest of y e Duke 
of New- Castle & the L d . Wharton & afterwards one of y e Judges. — 
The Title of the Basil Edition of Livy, Froben. an. 1531. . . . Then 
follows Erasmus's Epistle giving an Ace* of this Edition, w ch is amongst 
his other Epistles. — Title-Page of y e Dauphin Edition of Livy. . . . 

Feb. 12 (Tu.). In the Folio MSS. of De Wits Catalogue (num. 42.) 
are said to be Notes qucedam in Tit. Livium, manu J. Lipsij scripts. 
Also among the Quartos, (num. 25.) Jan. Gruteri Emendationes & 
Schediasmata in Senecae libros de Benefices & Tit. Livium. Item 
Collationes eorundem Auctorum cum varijs MSS. Omnia ipsa doctiss. 

30 Gruteri manu descripta. — Paul Merula, as he testifyes in Cosmogr. 
P. II. L. IV. c. xiii. collected & writ a Discourse about y e Ancient 
Tongues of Italy, w cl1 he s d he would leave to his children. Quaere 
whether printed in his Posthumous Pieces? This would be of good 
use to M r . Llhuyd. He has in y e same place printed Columna 
Rostrata. See pag. 780. compare it with other Editions when Livy is 
printing. — A Petition being offer'd against James Winstanley Esq r . 
by Laurence Carter both which were return'd Members of Pari, for y e 
Borough of Leycester, it was referr'd to y e Committee who resolv'd y* 
Winstanley (who is a very honest Gentleman) was not duly Elected, 

40 for w ch their was a Thanksgiving in all the Conventicles in and ab* 
Leycester; but it being afterwards propos'd to y e whole House, the 
majority dissented from the said Resolution of y e Committee, & declar'd 
M r . Winstanley duly Elected, to y e great Mortification of the Presby- 

Feb. 11. H. to Dr. T. Smith. Account of Grabe's practice concerning 
the Sacrament. Laying the foundation stones of Peckwater Quad. ; inscrip- 
tions on those laid by the Dean and Canons and the Earl of Salisbury. Did 
he ever see Schelstrate's edition of Antoninus' Itinerary! Dr. Hudson wishes 
a copy of Smith's Latin pieces for presentation to a correspondent at Rome. 
Extracts from Junius' Preface to Paraphr. Poetica Geneseos by Caedmon. 

Feb. 9-12.] 


terians & y e Friends of y* Knavish and Rebellious Crew. — Ex Doujatij 
Praefatione ad editionem suam Livij in usum Delphini. [97-126.] . . . 
Adjumenta Doujatij ex codicibus MSS. ... — M r . James S*. Amand 
Jun r . (not long since a Gentleman Commoner of Hart-Hall, and after- 
wards of Line. Coll.) tells D r . Hudson, in a Letter, sent to him from 
Leyden that he has seen Almelovanus's Strabo, w cn will be in two Vols. 
& be publish'd in June next, at w cn time will also be published Julius 
Pollux. That Gronovius has been about Josephus 14 Years, but 'tis 
not known yet whether he will really publish it. Gronovius's Brother 
went purposely to Vienna to consult the MSS ts there. Besides w cil he 
has rec d a great many Assistances, particularly from an Edition, in w cn 
the famous Cocceius had written several various Readings, as also 
Conjectures and Notes of his own. M r . Vander Aa, the Bookseller 
who had first undertaken to print Gronovius's design d Edition of 
Josephus, but has now resign'd his Interest to another, told M r . S*. 
Amand, That Heinsius, to whom we are oblig'd for the late Edition of 
Juvenal and Persius, had undertaken to make a Collection of all those 
Authors who had written of Pyramids, and that he designed to have 
translated Greaves's Treatise on yt Subject, & put it among the rest. 
He had made a considerable Progress in this Work before his untimely 
Death, upon w cn all his Papers came to his Widow, to whom M r . Vander 
Aa has writ to know if she will part with the Papers that relate to this 
undertaking ; because he proposes that y e Gentleman who would trans- 
late the said Book of Greaves would also revise those Papers and publish 
as much of them as he shall judge fit. M r . Vervey has got a Noble 
Edition of Hesychius ready for y e Press, but nobody will print it because 
of y e War. M r . Le Clerc is putting out a new Anthologia, & he invites 
all people to send him any unpublish'd Epigramms with promise of 
a gratefull mentioning the Persons he is oblig'd to in y e Book. 

Upon y e Debates concerning y e Churche's being in Danger. 


Sore sick a Lady late did lye, 
Whose Name I will not mention ; 
And six and twenty Doctors by, 
Maintain'd by her in Pension. 

What tho' her Eyes are dry & sunk, 
Her nose & Cheeks so thin a, 
Her Spirits fail thro'out y e Trunk, 
You see she cocks her chin a. 



Her Children round about her stood, 
Some weeping & some grinning : 
Those wish'd her Life, y e others hop'd 
To see her wrapp'd in Linnen. 

Her pulse indeed vermiculates, 
Her Breath is short & little, 
Yet sighs & Hiccops indicates, 
She's healthy too a Tittle. 



Cry'd one of these Legitimate, 
With great Concern & Pother, 
After this grand Inquest of fate, 
Pray how do you like my Mother ? 

O Sir crys one my mind suggests, 
These Sighs are wondrous bad, 
Peace fool, cry'd they, she's very well, 
And thou art surely mad. 



O Sir, said they, she's very well, 
And therefore pray be still 6, 
And tho' you see pray do not tell, 
We'll pull away the Pillow. 

Thus they upon Debate opin'd, 
Her Health in good Condition, 
And voted all her Children blind, 
That call'd for a Physitian. 

The Bp. of Norwich (D r . Moore) sent me the first Book of Livy 


[1706 : 

revis'd by Lipsius (who design'd to have done y e whole) & printed by 
Plantin at Antw. 1579. 80. The Title & Preface follow: [134-136; 
137-144 blank.] 

Feb. 13 (Wed.). On Sunday Morning last about 9 Clock just against 
the Master of University's Lodgings a Quaker being mov'd by y e Spirit 
held forth in the open Street. A great Number of people immediately 
got about him. But D r . Charlett and y e Proctors coming home from 
S*. Maries, where they had been to receive the Pence p d yearly by y e 
townsmen, it being S*. Scholastica's Day, they took him up and sent 
10 him to y e Castle. He was let out yesterday, but was no sooner dismiss'd 
than he began his former Rhapsodical Discourse exactly in y e same 
place where he did before. He was not taken up again. I am told by 
M r . Bacche a Norwegian (who is a Student in y e Publick Library) & 
is acquainted with him yt his Name is Meydel, yt he is a Dane by Birth, 
& that he was Preacher to y e Danish Church at London, w cl1 was worth 
to him at least 200 lib s . per An. He said he turn'd Quaker since he 
came into England, & upon yt left his place. He says withall yt he 
is a Scholar, & was before this Accounted a Rational man, & had 
acquir'd a good Reputation. 

20 Feb. 14 (Th.). M r . Meydel being examin'd by D r . Charlett said yt 
he was born in Schene in y e Kingdom of Norway, that he is aged ab* 
45 years, & bred up there to yt idle trade of preaching for hire, &c. — 
Tuesday being the last of y e Terme divers persons appeared upon their 
Recognizances in y e Court of Queen's Bench, & amongst y e rest M r . 
Stephens y e parson of Sutton & was charged by M r . Attorney General, 
with, a long Information for Lybelling his Grace the D. of Marlborough 
& M r . Secretary Harley. Also D r . Brown was charged with an In- 
formation for Handing to y e Press a Lybell upon my L d . Keeper & 
several Ministers of State. M r . Straghan a Bookseller was also charged 

30 with one for publishing the Memorial of y e Ch. of Engl. — M r . Emmason 
formerly of Edm. Hall now Chaplain to y e English Merchants at 

Feb. 15 (Fri.). Yesterday I had shew'd me by a Gentleman of 
Christ-Church five pieces of Money, dug up at Rewley in y e West- 
Suburb of Oxon. All of Brass. Two of them had on them Ave Maria. 
Gracia Ihesu. The other three were Dutch pieces. One of the first 
had a Crosse on the other side. The Crosse was commonly put on 
y e Reverse of y e Coyns of those times. But it might be put on this 
piece upon Account of Richard Duke of Cornwall (who was the first 
40 Founder of the Abbey here) his Journey into y e Holy-Land, at w c k time 
he made a vow if he return' d in safety he would found some Religious 
House, w ch he did both in this place & at Hales near Winchcombe in 
Glocester-shire. Tho' 'tis most likely that these Pieces might be buried 
here after this first Foundation, they being found just where the Stone 
was dug up, formerly mention'd, & therefore in all probability some of 
those w ch w r ere scatter'd at y e Ceremony of y e Foundation of y e Chapell 
by Ela Longespee Countess of Warwick. The Abbey was dedicated 
to y e Virgin Mary. The German or Dutch pieces might be laid here 
in commemoration of Earl Richard's being made King of y e Romans. 

Feb. 12-16.] VOLUME VIII, PAGES 134-155. 

— Ab* a year since the Bp. of Oxon suspended ab Officio & Beneficio 
M r . Fell minister of Astoll near Witney, for marrying M r . Johnson an 
Apothecary in Witney to a Young Gentlewoman, who was both under 
Age, & had not her Parents consent. This is a great Blot on the Bp., 
M r . Fell having a Licence for doing it, & consequently the Bp. could 
not in Justice have meddled with him : w cl1 he knew well enough, & 
therefore, being resolv'd to punish the poor Honest Man, he found a 
Word or two added by M r . Fell to y e Licence, w c h tho' not material, 
being only the filling up the Blank w ch was left for the name of y e 
Parish, yet he proceeded upon y* & accordingly depriv'd him for three 10 
years. And it may be he was the more against him because M r . Fell's 
Uncle (Daniel Hechstetter,) (being a Schoolmaster under whom the 
Learned D r . Hudson was educated 'till he came to y e University) was 
a very honest Man, & a Cavalier. 

Feb. 16 (Sat.). Talking last Night with M r . Smith of University 
College, he was pleas' d to say that he did not believe M r . Bryan Twyne 
was Author of the Book w ch - goes under his Name, call'd Antiquitatis 
AcademicE Oxoniensis Apologia, but thought M r . Tho. Allen of Gloucester 
Hall writ it in English, and that M r . Twyne only put it into Latin, it 
being hardly possible, as he thought, that a man so young as Twine 20 
was when that Book was ready for y e Press, (being then scarce 28 
years of Age) should have read over and perused such a vast Number 
of Muniments &c. as were requisite for Compiling it. There is no 
doubt M r . Twyne rec d great Assistance from M r . Allen, as also from 
M r . Miles Windsore, but I really believe the whole Composuere is 
owing to himself, & that (being a Man of indefatigable Industry) he 
made most of y e Collections himself. Nor is it likely M r . Allen should 
write such a Book in English, & afterwards get another to translate it, 
since 'tis well known he was a profound Scholar & a polite Man, & 
very well vers'd in Greek and Latin. M r . Smith has had for some 30 
time the Privilege of looking over y e University Charters, Records, &c. 
lodg'd in the School-Tower, of w 0 * 1 M r . Twyne was first Keeper, & 
made a great many Additions for the use of the university, w c h were 
of so great use to M r . Ant. Wood, yt he oftentimes took Twyne had 
done ready to his Hand, but without Acknowledgment. This M r . 
Smith told me, who has compar'd M r . Wood's Book with Twyne's 
Papers. Particularly he says the Discourse about Printing is wholly 
Twyne's abating some few things w cil have happen'd since his Death. 
I remember once I went into the Roome where the said Charters &c. 
are kept, & looking over a Volume of M r . Twyne's Hand Writing found 40 
several particulars w* M r . Wood has in his Antiquities, & believe upon 
y* Ace* w* M r . Smith said to be in great measure true. — D r . Kennett 
borrow'd a certain Paper from among the Records of University College 
of the Master and M r . Smith, with Condition either to return it or send 
a Copy of it, but he has done neither as yet, tho' 9 years or more since 
'twas lent. — In Ch. Ch. Library is a large Genealogical Table, in MS*, 
of all the Count Palatines of the Rhine &c. done by Adolphus Joannes 
Comes Palatinus Rheni, who styles it Tabulam Genealogicam Majorum 
suorum. Done by his own Hand, & given by him to Bp. Fell. — On 
Tuesday last y e Quakers deliver'd out a Pamphlett in y e Lobby of y e 50 

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House of Commons giving an Account of their Sufferings in y e Court 
of Exchequer complaining of the Priests and Tyth Farmers in pro- 
ceeding against y m for y er due. But this is nothing but w* was expected : 
for in y e Circular Letter y* was sent by y e Heads of y m in London last 
Spring to y er Friends in y e Country, directing them how to vote in y e 
late Elections for Members of Parliam* they told them they should have 
occasion to apply themselves to y e House for 2 things the one was to 
exempt them from paying Tythes, the other to make y eir Marriages 
valid in Law. — On y 6 14^ Inst, in y e Morning came on y e Tryall 

10 of D r . Drake at Guild Hall Lond. before y e L d . Chief Justice Holt upon 
an Information brought by the Attorney General for a Pamphlett written 
by him called Mercurius Politicus, bearing date the 18 of 7 ber last. 
After a long Tryal the Jury found y e D r . guilty of writing the said 
Pamphlett but y e word (Nor) was laid in y e Information instead of 
(Not) as is in y e said Pamphlet, so that y e Verdict is special & to be 
consider' d by the Judges. — Letters from Virginia say that y e College 
at Williamsbury, a most Stately Fabrick, & one of the best in all 
America, & to w ch the late King W m . had been a Benefactor, was on 
the 29^ of October last, utterly consum'd by fire w ch by an unknown 

20 Accident broke out in the very dead of the Night, together with the 
Library, to w ch divers persons bearing any Love to Learning had been 
Contributors, & in all probability would in some time have grown very 

Feb. 17 (Sun.). This Morning preach'd at S*. Marie's M r . Carter of 
Oriel Col. upon Phil. iii. 19. Whose Glory is in their Shame. Having 
preach'd once before on y e same Words he now gave some Methods 
for avoiding this Sin of glorying in our Vices, taken (1) from the 
Hainousness of the Sin. (2) The ill Effects it has upon Men. (3) The 
Mischiefs and Inconveniences it brings upon our selves. — 

3° E Registro Caroli Boothe penes Johannem Episcopum Norwicensem. 
Hie textus insculpitur in prima petra jacti fundamenti Collegij Cardinalis 
Oxon. — 

Reverendissimus in Christo Pater ac Dominus, Dominus Thomas Wulcy, 
miseratione Divina, Titulo sanctae Caeciliae Sacrosanctae Romanae Ecclesiae 
Presbyter, Cardinalis, Eboracensis Archiepiscopus, Angliae Primas, & Apo- 
stolical Sedis Legatus, Episcopus Dunelmensis, exemptique Monastery Sancti 
Albani perpetuus Commendatorius, Cancellarius Angliae, & dictae sedis Apo- 
stolicae ad vitam suam etiam de latere Legatus, hanc petram posuit in Honorem 
Sanctae & Individual Trinitatis gloriosissimaeque Virginis Marias, Sanctae Frides- 
40 wydae, & omnium Sanctorum vicesimo die Martij anno Domini millessimo 
quingentesimo vicesimo quinto. — 

M r . Daniel Hetchstetter above mention' d (see pag. 151.) was born in 
Cumberland, and descended from y e Family of y e Hechstetters in Ger- 
many, who came over into England in Queen Elizabeth's time to order 
the Brass Mines, w cl1 were found near Keswick in y* County. He was 
from School sent to Queen's Coll. in this University, where he became 
Poor-Child, then Taberder : but when he was a Foundation Master (as 
they call them) the Civil Wars then running high, he left the College 
and serv'd the King in his Army. Afterwards when y e Royal Cause 
50 could not be supported, he return'd into his Native Country where he 
taught several Young Gentlemen privately 'till the Restauration. After 

Feb. 16-18.] 



this he was made Rector of Bolton in the Diocess of Carlisle, (viz. in 
Cumberland) & likewise continu'd to teach half a dozen Scholars till 
the time of his Death. He us'd a Grammar drawn up by himself, w ch 
he printed & gave, to his Scholars. — Oliver Cromwell had amongst 
his Remarkable Vices some little Sparks of Virtue ; as being Chancellor 
of y e University of Oxon he gave several valuable MSS ts to y e Publick 
Library there, and such a Respect for y e Learned Bp. Usher that he was 
at y e Expence of his Funeral w cl1 amounted to 2 or 309 lib s ., and made 
his Souldiers then in Ireland be content to have so much deducted out 
of their Pay as raised so considerable a sum as purchas'd his Library, 10 
for the use of Trinity College in Dublin where it now remains. Quaere 
whether this be in his Life written by D r . Par? — That Swinging 
Orthodox (as y e Women style him) G. Burnett Bp. of Sarum, publish'd 
an Account of the Life and Death of the Mad & Witty Earl of 
Rochester, wherein he gives a large Account of his being often with him 
during his Sickness, yet several Persons of good Credit have averr'd 
that he never was admitted to visit him at y* time, as he pretends in y e 
said Book. — M r . Basil Kennett of Corpus Xti tells me that D r . 
Kennett his Brother has several Papers of M r . Andrew Allam (who 
was Tutor to him y e s d D r . K.) from whence I believe the D r . has taken 20 
divers notices in his publish'd Books, & y* he will make great use of 
them in a Work ab* Cathedral Churches &c. he is now upon. — Tho. 
Lindsey now Bp. of Killaloe in Ireland was Fellow of Wadham Col. a 
Man of good Parts but little or no Learning, spending his Time in y e 
University in Tippling, & (as some say) wenching too. So also D r . 
Nicholson Bp. of Carlisle was Fellow of Queen's College, had good 
strong Parts, but had y e Reputation (and not undeservedly) of a drinking 
Fellow, & boon Companion. When Bach, of Arts he apply'd him- 
self to y e Study of the Saxon Language, & was sent by S r . Joseph 
Williamson into Germany to learn that Language. He did not stay 3° 
long in y e College after he was Fellow, being invited by Rainbow Bp. of 
Carlisle to be his Chaplain, w ch Bp. made him Archdeacon of Carlisle, 
from w cl1 Dignity he was advanc'd by the Interest of S r . Xtopher 
Musgrave to be Bp. of y e same Place. — D r . Hough when Fellow of 
Magd. Coll. got to be Chaplain to y e Duke of Ormond. Upon the 
Revolution . he was made President of the . same College, & a little after 
Bp. of Oxon, & some time after that being found to be a Man of 
Revolution Principles advanc'd to y e see of Lichfield & Coventry. And 
here it may not be improper to observe that he heap'd a great many 
Preferm ts upon one Goodwin his Chaplain, a Man of no great Worth 4° 
nor Merits, and (as one would think) of no very good Conscience, be- 
cause he keeps all this Preferm* with a Fellowship. 

Feb. 18 (Mon.). The Bishop of Landaff (Beau) dyed Yesterday was 
7 night. — A Book of ab* 9 Sheets of Paper is come out call'd the 
History of the Revolutions. 'Tis Handed privately about. — We have 
an Ace* from Bristol of a pretty odd pranke y* was play'd there on the 
30 t]l of Jan. last in ridicule of y* day. Some of the Fanatical Crew -met 
together in a street call'd the old Markett in y 6 Parish of S*. Stephen 
and drest up a Figure to represent y e Royal Martyr with a white Capp 
on his Head w ch they sett on a Mastiff Dog & carryed it to the place 5° 



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of the Mock Execution, when on a Block one of them chopt of his 
Head w fcn an Ax, w^ loud Acclamations & Hussas & being askt what 
they meant by the Accon they reply'd 'twas the 30^ of January & the 
Figure represented Charles I st . W c ^ is a piece of Impudence beyond 
y* of y e Calves Head Clubb. 

[Note on Plin. Ep. VI. 33.] 

February 19. [Notes from Maussacus's Diss. Critica to Harpocration.] . . . 

When it was debated amongst y e Fellows of Magd. College, that y e 
Women Bed-Makers (who had been scandalously lewd and vitious) 
10 should be discarded and for ever kept out of y e College, Doctor 
Fayrer (who to the great prejudise and Dishonour of y e University, by 
y e Interest of a few Corrupt Electors got to be Natural Philosophy 
Read r ) shew'd himself the great Patron of these loose Women, w cn was 
severely reflected upon by some of y e Fellows, who knew he labour'd 
under a flagrant suspicion with regard to some of them. This came 
from one of the same Coll., a person of great Integrity and unquestion- 
able veracity. The Persons concern'd in y e Election of this D r . Fayrer 
were D r . De Laune Vice- Cane. D r . Bayly President of Magd. Coll. & D r . 
Gardiner Warden of All- Souls, as y e Statute directs. 

20 Feb. 20. One of the Terrae-Filius's Speech at y e Act in Oxon. in the year 

Sed unde hie Poeticus furor ? Tis efido-Kaive, num ille grandiloquus Nugarum 
Proclamator Woodroffius ? Qui Zenonem, Polemonem, Stratonem, Cicero- 
nem, toties ebuccinat, quorum omnium intelligit neminem. Esto, si hoc 
sydere sim afflatus. Insanienti erit propitius. Nuper magnificentissimus ille 
furentium patronus apud nos hospitium mente captorum extruxit, Ipse Prin- 
cipalis. Ibi ego, sicut ille, parce victitans, alte dormiens, sine stragulis, non 
sine pediculis, multo squalore, nullo sole, cum Graeculis esurire possum donee 
ad me redeam. O Domus antiqua ! Quam non dispari dominare Domino. 
30 Jure tuo harum laudum Laudum [sic] adsis particeps, ^toni ; Tu ei hanc solitu- 
dinem tuendam, hanc famem fovendam, in manus tradidisti, splendidissimus 
harum ruinarum fundator : Te tamen, Woodroffi, innocue furentem dimitto : 
habeo alium e Coll. Exon. fratrem Polonum. Occurrit ille 2 Evangelij nudus, 
Collegij nudus, & 6 quam vellet ancillam pariter nudam ! Hie iste est Pumi- 

Feb. 19. Dr. T. Smith to H. Grabe and his position strongly con- 
demned. ' Here is indeed now in towne Mr. Edward Stephens, . . who in his 
little congregation of daily Communicants, consisting of five or six women, 
makes use of the first Liturgy of King Edward VI, with some few additions 
and patches of his owne ; and perchance hee is the man with whom Mr. 
Grabe communicates. However this may be, he is clearly still a Lutheran.' 
Cf. his grandfather Johannes Behm's Problemata de coena Domini (Konigsberg, 
1 6 14). Has received a scheme or plan of Montfaucon's Collectio nova Patrum 
et Scriptorum Graecorum. 

1 Dr. Eaton was principal of Glocester Hall before Dr. Woodrof, but resign'd 
because his Lodgings were broke open one night, and robb'd by some who had been 
thought of the House. 

2 This Book call'd the Naked Gospel was burnt, & himself (Dr. Arthur Bury) 
turn'd out from being Rector of Exori College for opposing the Visitor, & other 
notori[o]us Crimes. 

Feb. 18-20.] VOLUME VIII, PAGES 164-174. 189 

lio, hie, inquam, iste est curcutiunculus qui Terrge-filijs semper terrori esse 
voluit, & semper fuit ludibrio. Atque jam nunc istum ita contundam, ego 
istulum ita molam, ego istiunculum ita in nihil redigam, ut post hac despicatui 
futurus sit nunquam. Adesdum, Arthure, fas sit pro consueta tua modestia quan- 
tum possis caput abdere, modo pedem proro(porri)gas. Nondum naevum ilium 
attigimus, quern nemo unquam vidit prgeter obstetricem, & Susannam a Se- 
cretis ministram. O inauditam protervitatem ! Quisquamne illis faucibus, 
illo habitu ; tarn aridus, tarn elumbis, vetus veternosus senex, amplecti, deos- 
culari, amari sese, pedem titillari concupiverit ? Bilem plus justo moves, non 
parcam diutius. Veni sub ungue pulex ; crepuit, evanuit, nihil reliqui habet, 
prseter votivam pellem Knick-Knacatorio suspendendam. I would now talk 
of D r . Halton : but my Brother has p — t in my Boots, as the Lady did in 
that D 1 " 8 last Saturday. Turn over H, then comes I, here is Irish &c. let 'em 
goe. K. here is only Kennett. We have done with him already. L. then, 
ay marry L. Now perhaps you may expect Lawyers, but 1 have got five Phy- 
sitians for ye, viz. Luff, Lydall, Lasher, Ludwell, & one they alway bring along 
with them D r . Lethum [sic]. Two of 'em met in a place they fill'd, viz. S*. 
Thomas's Church-yard, & talk'd this Dialogue. Luff. What just come from 
a Patient Brother Physitian? — Ludw. Not I, all mine lye here. Luff. I am 
come from one desperately ill, whom I have given over for the Tooth-Ach. 
But I have forgot you have chang'd your Trade for a better, and are turn'd 
Mercer. — Ludw. I don't cast Water now, but Accounts, I write no Bills, but 
out of my Father's Shop-Book. Luff. What then you have Books now. — 
Ludw. Yes, Instead of making Folks bespeak 'em, I there transcribe, Impri- 
mis, Item. Luff. I believe you seldom write Acquittances to G. C. C. — 
Ludw. That's no matter, why a Pox did not you buy your Daughter's Wed- 
ding Linnen of me ? — Luff. Good Alderman be not so sullen. My Patients 
take of all your Woollen. Exeunt. 

Possum multa de tribus caeteris, sed volens nolens, nolens volens, ad Aulam 
S ti Edmundi feror. Ubi sit Promus, ubi Coquus. Ubi, ubi Principalis. Re- 
spondit ex adverso D 1 *. Crosthwaite, D r . ille irrefragabilis. Hi omnes tanquam 
proprietates quarto modo unico conveniunt Principali, sed unicus Principalis 
nullo modo convenit sibi : Quodnam inquam huic pluralistae nomen, ut Re- 
gistro Nebulonum in Academia Sarisburiensi inseratur ? Respondet honestus 
Rookius, memini turn cum albis pedibus i. e. nudis e Northumbria una ambu- 
laremus fuit Milvus ; cum Togam & calceos Taberdarij sumeremus vocatus 
fuit Millus ; cum sociorum privilegium jactaret, (quod mihi nondum Doctori 
Gollegij statuta interdicunt) dici voluit suavissimus Millius, (as y e Learned D r . 
Bentley has it) cum pendulus 1 haesit de juramento fidelitatis, audijt Windamil- 

1 'Tis well known that Dr. Mill has been all along of very wavering unsettled 
Principles. The university chose him once to be one of their Convocation men ; at 
w ch time he acted quite contrary to w* they expected from him. When the Revolution 
happen'd & the Prince & Princess of Orange were declar'd K. & Queen he appeard 
very zealous for King James, saying that he could not take an oath to them, King 
James being alive, to whom he ow'd Allegiance as his Soveraign Prince. He offer'd 
Arguments to several upon this occasion, and writ some Letters into y e North perswad- 
ing some Clergy men there to stand firm, putting them in mind of y e Doctrines of 
Passive obedience & non Resistance, w ch had such effect that two or three of them (as 
I have been told) refus'd to take the Oaths, & were depriv'd of their Places & are now 
living, at least were lately, in a poor condition. At the same time he offer'd Argu- 
ments to the Learned & Pious M r . Dodwell, who lodg'd then in Edm. Hall (because 
he thought the D r . had been an Honest Man) upon the same subject. W ch however 
he needed not have done, M r . Dodwell having already well consider'd the Matter, & 
being resolv'd to stand firm to his former Oaths. But notwithstanding all this, when 
D r . Mill found he must either take the Oaths to K. W. & Q. M. or loose his Places, & 
f* quickly too, he suddenly changes his tone, takes the Oaths, talks mightily against 
the Non- Jurors (as he does to this day, calling them Fools & I know not w fc ) to the 
great Amazem* of the university & others, so y* he was ridicul'd & y e very children 



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lius, & cum variantes lectiones sui Testamenti ad Apocalypsin perduxerit, erit 
Millenarius. Sed nunc a Millo ad Hydum, i.e. a Graecia ad Nubiam, infelicem 
& desertam. He writ a Book in Hebrew of Chess while the Publick Library 
Books were in pawn for the Printing, tho' by the by he keeps something 
more publick than the Library, viz. his Wife. I wonder she has not been 
abroad this Act, but perhaps he has chain'd her up : for the Italian Padlock 
is wanting out of the Knick Knackatory. He says she sings well. Caetera 

Part of y e other Terras Filius's Speech the same Act. 

10 Causa hujus Convocations est ut hse literae perlegantur, & caetera quae ad 
Doctorum contumeliam spectant pro more peragantur. Amico suo ex Pro- 
curatori Magistro Kennett viro Insignissimo, Insignificantiss. Mrj White, 
Audivi nuper a nostro Luffio Professore Regio, non per literas, quas nescit 
scribere, sed per nuntium fore hoc anno, Die Lat. an Act. Illius ego Physi- 
cam admiror, quantum ille meam Politicam, aut vicinus D 1 '. Eaton ejus Filiam. 
Si vacat ab impositionibus legendis, respondeas velim quinam sint hac vice 
Terrae-filij, qucs ego, ut jocosus sum, appello Merry-Andrews : quod genus 
nebulonum nonagesimo nono Politicorum D[i]alogo, volente Coslaeo, uberrime 
confutabo. Ego vehementer obstupesco, quod tu rebus ita turbulentis munere 

20 Procuratorio sis amotus, cum magno dolore meo, certe Tuo. Fac si possis, 
ut nulli sint Terrae-filij, & filiarum mearum hostes nequissimi. 
Dabam Shotoveriae primo die Aprilis. Tuus non suus. 

1 J. T. 

Placetne vobis ut hse Litterae rejiciantur ? Placetne vobis Doctorum uxores ? 
Ut sit hac vice Terrae-filius ? placeat an non placeat procedam. 

Placetne vobis Doctores ? 

Quaestio est. An omne magnum ingenium habeat mixturam dementiae ? 
Dixit olim Horatius, aut insanit homo, aut versus facit, Praesto adest ille 
periculosus Juvenis, qui et insanit, & versus facit. En opera Politica Viri 2 in- 
30 cipientis in Theologia quae extant omnia. 

Cantet Jo Psean, modo tristis cantet Jerne, 
Nam Lyra quae cantet, gessit Hyberne, Leo. 

I hope Gentlemen y'l thank me for making English of y m . I am sure he'l 
thank any one that can make Latin or sense of them. 

Let Ireland now no more cry Hitto, The sense of w ch is very mystick. 

Lyons do things would make an Harp- Christ Church may prate, but sure no- 
string Jo. body 

This I have thrown you in a Distick Could do the like but Humphrey Hody. 

Now to shew you the Judgment of y e World (for this being somewhat 
40 shorter than his Baroccian Controversy is read) I'll give you some verses in 
Praise of y e Author by his Chum Creech : 

in y e streets sung up and down to this purpose, Wilt thou take the Oaths, little 
Johny Mill ? No, no, that I won't, yes . but I will. To pass by other strange Incon- 
sistencies, When the Occasional Bill was first propos'd. he seem'd mighty glad, & I 
heard him say that 'twas the best Bill had been brought into y e House a great 
many years, & wonder'd it had not been done before, since 'twould tend (if it pass'd) 
so much to y e security of Church & State. But when he found the majority of the 
Court &c. against it he chang'd his Note, & became a violent Enemy to such as 
were for y e Passing of it, & he is now one of the Rankest Whiggs (nor can he deny 
it) in England. 

1 i. e. Jac. Tyrrell. 

2 D r . Humph. Hody. These verses made by D r . Hody & printed amongst those of 
the university upon the Death of Queen Mary. 

Feb. 20-22.] VOLUME VIII, PAGES 174-185. 

I 9 I 

Some think it odd that you a man so tall, Because it makes y e sense less under- 

Besides the Comment too is strangely 'Till you arrive at length at making 

As to this Speech 'tis observable that D r . Hanes, who was chiefly 
concern'd in making the Reflections upon D r . Luff afterwards married 10 
his Daughter the Widow Bull, for y e filthy Lucre of her Money, he 
using her very barbarously as he did a former Wife whom 'tis said he 
kill'd with his unkindness. And 'tis to be fear'd that this will not 
hold out long with such usage as he gives her. — M r . Urry of X* 
Church shew'd me this Afternoon a Book containing several pieces, in 
folio ; w cl1 he purchas'd at an Auction, amongst w cil is Julius Firmicus, 
with some MSS* Notes of Jos. Scaliger, & Manilius printed at Bas. 1531. 
by Hervagius, with MSS* notes, from printed Books & MSS ts . 'Twas 
MX Creeche's Book as appears by his Name at y e End, where he has 
given a memorandum yt he transcrib'd y 6 said Notes himself from 20 
another Copy printed at Basil & now in the Publick Library, being one 
of those given there by S r . Edw. Sherburne. 

Feb. 21 (Th.). M r . Sawbridge the Bookseller is found guilty of 
Reprinting the Memorial of y e Church of England with a pretended 
Answer, & M r . Pittis is also found guilty of Writing y e said Answer. — 
The Queen's Birth-Day being the 6 th Instant, w cn was Ashwednesday, 
it was kept at Court y e Day before. But 'tis observable that D r . Mill 
made Illuminations upon his Grand Fast Day, tho' he did not see or 
hear of anyone in Oxford that did it beside, all but he being very 
sensible that all Acts of Rejoycing ought to be laid aside at such a time, 30 
& to be observ'd either the day before or After, the Rubrick of our 
Liturgy so directing in these Cases. — Tis said that D r . Hanns was 
y e Son of a Basket- Maker, and y* when he had arriv'd to a little 
Eminency in his Profession, he would not own his Father, nor suffer 
him to come near him. — Casp. Barthius had a MS t of Martial, w ch 
tho' writ on very bad Paper, yet was very valuable, & would be of 
excels use in a new Ed. of y* Author. See Barthius's Notes to Papin. 
Statius, Vol. 2. p. 368. 

Feb. 22 (Fri.). There is a Paper I long to send you but I cannot yet get 
it. 'Tis Princess Sophia's Letter to y e ABp., w ch is short, & I have read it ; 4° 
& a letter under y e Name of S r . Rowland Gwin to my L d . Stamford, w ch is 
very long, & therefore y e Company would not let it be read. It contains y e 
sense of y 6 Court of Hannover of our Whiggs opposing y e Princesses being 
sent for & 'tis said to be a very shrewd Paper. It seems to be printed in 
Germany, by the Letter, y e spelling & y e Paper ; & I believe there are none 
in England but w* were sent over in Covers by y e Post, for I heard of but that 
one w ch I saw. I suppose care will be taken to print them here. — This out of 
a Letter from D r . de Laune to D 1 *. Charlett. 

— As M r . Barcham was the Original Author of the Heraldry w ch goes 
under Guillim's name, & therefore the first Edition ought, as to y e 5° 
greatest & best Part to be ascribed to him, so also the material Im- 
provements in y e second Edition are mostly owing to S r . Richard S*. 


But in my Judgm* you've contriv'd y e 

Should write a Work so wonderfully 


Since with two verses you've so well'] 


That tho' a Distick, yet 'tis very long : 




[1706 : 

John, Clarenceaux, as M r . Guillim himself insinuates in one Part of it. 
— In Mich. Pocciantius's Catalogue of Florentine Writers, pr. at 
Florence 1589. 4 0 , pag. 65. is an Ace* of Francis Puccius, but he tells 
his Pieces w ch he writ were not publish'd. Multa ex proprio ingenio 
elaboravit, & metro, & prosa & nonnulla e Graeco turbine convertit quae 
cum ad libitum perpolire non valuisset in hominum manus pervenire non 
permisit. Tell D r . Smith of this. — Memorandum that the Church of 
Shottesbrooke in Berks is mention'd in y e old Valor Beneficiorum in y e 
Publick Library, made in y e Reign of Edw. I st , w cl1 shews that there 

10 was a Church here before Edw. 3 d8 time when the College was founded, 
& that 'twas not built first by S r . Will. Trussell as is insinuated by 
M r . Ashmole. — On the 29^ of Jan. last was admitted a Student in 
y e Publick Library John Disney of the City of Lincoln. He brought 
with him a Letter to D r . Hudson from D r . Inett, signifying that he is a 
Man of a good Estate, studious, a lover of Books & of some Curiosity, & 
came to Oxford on purpose to consult some Books in order to some 
Publick Design. He went out of Town again this Morning. The 
said Publick Design is a Genealogical Table of the Princes of Europe. 
He seems to be a man of tolerable Parts & to have a genius to 

20 Heraldry ; but his Friends being Presbyterians, & himself educated in 
that Perswasion, notwithstanding his being now, as appears by his 
Discourse & frequenting the Church, of a contrary opinion, yet he still 
retains many of their ill Qualities, as being pert, affected, proud &c. 
Besides having not been bred up in any university, nor acquir'd much 
Learning, he does not seem qualified for any Work proper for a Scholar. 
I saw two or three of his Tables, neatly drawn by himself, w ch - however 
I am afraid will not please men of Accuracy in these Studies, who are 
very sensible that all things of this Nature should be thoroughly con- 
sider'd, confirm' d by undoubted Authority drawn from the most Au- 

30 thentick Rolls, Registers &c. w ch a private Man cannot command, nor 
indeed any one else in a Work so extensive. For w c k Reason 'twere 
far better he would imploy himself in illustrating the Antiquities of his 
own Country, w ch would be a Work of good use and deserve En- 
couragement but as I observ'd before he has not Learning enough for 
such an undertaking. He went yesterday to X fc Church to take a 
Transcript of the Table of the Princes Palatine of the Rhine (w c k I told 
him of) but having not time, he took but part of it. 

Feb. 23 (Sat.). [Notes from Morellus on Constantine Porphyrog. de The- 
matibus, Heinsius and Gudius on Phaedrus.] 
40 Burmannus's Edition of Phaedrus to be consulted for Justin's History. 

D r . Mayow of All Souls College was a very ingenious Man, & an 
Excellent Scholar ; but by resolving to marry a Wife of a Great Fortune 
fatally miscarried to his unspeakable and insuperable Grief. For when 
he was one Year at y e Bath, and happening to lodge at y e same House 
with an Irish Lady and her Daughter, as was pretended, who went for 
vast Fortunes, when y e old Lady feigning an occasion went to London, 
he courted the young one and quickly married her : but she proving 
nothing like y e Fortune y* he imagin'd he was so confounded with it 
y* he did not long enjoy his Life. He had a Brother Student of X* 
50 Church who married a Daughter of M r . Jackson's of the Vent near 

Feb. 22-24.] VOLUME VIII, PAGES 185-196. 


Forrest-Hill ab* four miles from Oxford. — D r . Tyndall Fellow of All 
Soul's Coll. (Quaere whether originally of Line. Coll. & D r . Hicks's 
Pupill as some have s d ?) tho' he was a Clergy Man's Son, & liv'd upon 
a Clergyman's Bread (viz. ArchbP. Chichley's) yet has always been 
observ'd to be very violent ag* y e Church & Church men. He has been 
a most notorious ill Liver (Register'd as 'tis said or deserving to be soe 

at All Soul's under y 6 Title of Egregious ) & in King James's 

time turn'd Papist, purely in hopes to ingratiate himself w tlx y e Roman 
Catholicks & get Preferm*. Immediately upon y e Revolution he grew a 
mighty Williamite (renouncing his Religion, if he had any) & writ 10 
something ab* Government &c. And as an Instance that 'twas believ'd 
he had little or no Religion take this following Epitaph, 

Here lies D r . Tyndall whom Interest ut But now y* y e Knave is as rotten as 

fertur pelf 

Not Zeal for Religion has made a Deserter. pray for his Soul who ner'e pray'd for't 
****** himself. 

— Quaere of M r . Dodwell whether Heathens, (such as had no oppor- 
tunity of coming to y e Knowledge of X* ) are not lyable to Punishm* 
after Death ? Because 'tis said, and he owns it in his new Book ab* y e 
Soul, y* y e condition of Tyre & Sidon, nay even of Sodom (People who 20 
never could be suppos'd to hear of Jesus X*) will be more tolerable at 
y e Day of Judgm* y n that of Chorazin, Bethsaida & Capernaum, who 
heard y e Preaching of our Saviour. From y e word tolerable it may be 
inferr'd they had some punishm* alotted. He has satisfied this Question 
in §. 36. of the Book. 

[Notes on Livy from Ravennas Anonymus Geographus (Paris : ed. Por- 
cheron) and Casaubon's notes on Polyaenus.] . . . 

D r . De Laune who has printed a 30^ of January Sermon before y e 
House of Commons, was always observ'd to be a good Companion, & 
one who understood Eating and Drinking very nicely, & much better 30 
than any part of Learning belonging to his Profession. But more of 
him hereafter. — M r . Lowthe of S*. John's College has written a Book 
ab* y e Inspiration of the Holy Penmen in Answer to some Letters 
printed in Holland. In w cn Performance he has not answer'd the 
Expectation he had rais'd, being not near so well done as another 
Answer by a French-Man, y* came out after his. — M r . Leigh likewise 
of y e same College has printed a Book of Devotions in Latin in a small 
8 V0 . He was usually styl'd Rabbi Leigh, for some Knowledge that he 
had in y e oriental Tongues. — D r . Thomas Wood of New Coll. first 
apply'd himself to y e Civil Law & y e Practise of it in y e Vice-Chan- 40 
cellors Court. Afterw^ he study'd y e common Law & was call'd to y e 
Bar. But both these Imployments he did not think so advantageous 
to him as a good College Living, upon y e Prospect of w cl1 he left these 
Professions & took Holy Orders, & afterwards was presented to a noble 
College Living in Bucks. & little afterwards to a Wife, one M rs . Barker, 
a Founder's Kinswoman. 

Feb. 24 (Sun.). D r . Mill told me last Night, that talking sometime 
since with the Bishop of Worcester, he was pleas'd to say that he 
thought M r . Dodwells Arguments about the Spuriousness of San- 

vol. 1. 0 


[1706 : 

choniathon's History, in his Discourse upon that Subject, were very 
weak, & j* he had enough to say to prove it genuine. And he likewise 
declar'd that tho' M r . Dodwell's Arguments were cogent, yet he thought 
it far better to hold it genuine ; since 'twould do mischief to endeavour 
to overthrow an opinion w c]l has been embrac'd for so many Years. 

Feb. 25 (Mon.). Memorandum yt S r . Andrew Fountaine gave 4 
Curious Prints to y e Publick Library viz. (1) Parmigiano, a wooden 
print at Mantoua 16 10. (2) Another Parmigiano, a wooden Print also. 
(3) Raphael, a Wooden Print. (4) Raphael by Marc. Antonio, Copper. 

10 — See Joseph Scaliger's Notes upon Ausonius Lib. II. c. 27. where is 
a Distich of Verses of Pliny Junior's. — Memorandum That y e first 
Sermon M? Tho. Milles of X* Church (then of Edm. Hall) preach'd at 
S*. Marie's in Oxofi before the University was about 7 or 8 years ago 
on these Words, He that cometh to God must believe that he is. The 
Subject being Providence, he spoke very affectedly, & made a Discourse 
more fit for one y t reads a Lecture for his Degrees in Physick than a 
Divine, the greatest part of it being about the animal Part of y e 
Creation, particularly Man, in describing whom he touch'd upon every 
Part as far as he could in modesty in the same Manner as D r . Gibson 

20 has handled him in his Abridgment of Anatomy, w ch M r . Milles had 
just read before. This made y e Congregation smile, & he was ever 
after taken for a vain, affected Person. — Concerning Livy's Monu- 
ment at Padua see Stephanus Zamosius's Analecta Lapidum vetustorum. 
Patavij 1593. 8°. p. 29. 

Feb. 26 (Tu.). M r . Dodwell has Dedicated his New Book about y e 
Soul to The Hon ble Charles Hatton Esq r . commonly call'd Captain 
Hatton, a Man of good Parts, & no mean Learning. He is withall well 
acquainted with y e World, of a pleasant Temper, & a tender Conscience, 
& is now a Sufferer for being a Non- Juror. 

30 Feb. 27 (Wed.). Ask M r . Dodwell whether those Heathens who had 
no opportunitys of Hearing y e Gospel are not to be punished or re- 
warded after Death, according as they have neglected or kept the Law 
of Nature? — Laurence Pignorius in his XXVIII. Symbolic Epistle 
has a very good Observation upon Justin, w°h must be consider'd in a 
new Edit, of y* Author. His XLIV th Epistle is wholly in Defence of 
Livy against Benius. W c h will be of use either in writing the Life of 
Livy, or in a Preface to a new Edition. — Livy in his XXXIV Book 
c. 17. does not distinguish y e Turduli from y e Turdetani (for w ch reason 
Sigonius reads Turdetani in both places, yet contradicted by Gronovius) 

40 just as they are also confounded by Strabo. But they are made two 
different People by Polybius, quoted by Strabo, and Stephanus Byz. 
who, according to y e Opinion of Artemidorus calls them Tovprovs, Kal 
Tvprdvovs. W cil Difference is also observed by Ptolemy. See Ludovicus 

Feb. 26. E. Smith to H. Can't get a copy of ' that piece of Livy of Hor- 
rion's edition. You may believe it not to be found in Shops, when Bateman's 
and Brown's equivalent to all y e rest in those scarce commodities afford it not.' 
Mr. de Seau is preparing an edition of Lucian, and Grabe printing a vindica- 
tion of the passage in Josephus about our Saviour. Locke upon 2 Cor. 
and various posthumous pieces to be published by Churchill. 

Feb. 24-28.] VOLUME VIII, PAGES 196-207. 


Nonius's Hispania, c. viii. p. 29. — Barthius in his Notes upon Statius, 
p. 1694, tells us, that he writ a Discourse about the Latin Poets who 
had written upon Love: also that he made an Index to Appulejus, 
drew up Notes upon Tertullian, & other Authors, some of which were 
unfortunately burnt. Quaere whether any printed ? 

Feb. 28 (Th.). This Morning preach'd before y e Judges at S*. 
Marie's M r . Crank of Trinity College, upon Psalm xxix. 2. Give untoy e 
Lord the Glory due unto his Name. 

Having by Way of Preface explain'd the Words, & hinted what a Melancholy 
and lamentable Thing it is to have Religion ridicul'd, and it's Professors 10 
laugh'd and scofFd at, and oftentimes insulted, as Men of no Worth nor use, he 
proceeded to consider first the Duty & secondly the Motives to it. As to the 
former he shew'd that the Duty of Honouring God consists first in a Due Rever- 
ence of his Holy Name, & never to take it in our Mouths but with all Aw and 
Respect, contrary to y e Manner of those who think it a piece of good Breeding 
to swear and curse upon every Trifling Occasion, w ch being freq* 1 ^ us'd makes 
Oaths y* are lawfull disregarded, & not observ'd with that Religion & Caution 
as is requisite. (2) The Honouring God consists in a constant frequenting 
Religious Assemblies, & a carefull Observance of His Holy Sabbath, & other • 
solemn times of Devotion. (3) A Due Esteem of his Ministers and Vice- 20 
Gerents. This being dispatch'd he proceeded to y e motives to this Duty taken 
(1) from it's being the most proper way of Doing God Service. (2) 'Tis 
the best way we can take to shew our Gratitude. (3) The Rewards are 
inestimable. In speaking on w ch last he pass'd a Complement on y e Queen, 
Duke of Marlborough &c. & observ'd that since her Majesty shew'd so much 
Zeal for and Care of y e Church, & was assisted by others with y e same Vigour 
and Resolution, & since his Grace & our other Generals had such unexpected 
Success in y e Field, the Mischiefs y* come upon the Nation must proceed from 
our own Breasts, & be attributed to a loose & negligent Practise of Religious 
Duties, w ch if persisted in in opposition to those Methods w cl1 are provided 30 
for putting a stop to it, we must expect, besides the Punishments of this Life, 
Everlasting Destruction in y e World to come. — 

I am inform'd that M r . Hugh Hutchin, who publish'd the 2 d Apology 
of Justin Martyr, and has some Translations of Verses in the English 
Edition of M r . Potter's Antiquities of Greece, sometime since began an 
Edition of Polybius, being put upon it by his Great Friend, the most 
Worthy D r . Aldrich Dean of X* Church, of w cl1 Place M r . Hutchin is 
now one of y e Chaplains ; but y* he has laid aside this Noble Design, 
& is commonly call'd Pol Hutchin. He is for this Year one of y e Pro- 
Proctors of y e University. He was originally of Lincoln College, where, 40 
when Bachelor of Arts, I suppose upon Advice of M r . Potter, he began, 
with M r . Dechair of the same House, a new Edition of Hermogenes ; 
but not finding anyone that would undertake y e Impression, 'twas laid 
by, & the Collections have been since communicated by M r . Hutchin 
(who is a good natur'd Man, of quick Parts, & proportionable Learning, 
and for that Reason made Master of y e Grammar Schoole at Christ Ch. 
upon the Removal of M r . Rob. Cock) to D r . Hudson, who if other more 
important Studies do not hinder, and he finds suitable Encouragement, 
will take care to oblige the World with a beautifull and correct Edition. 
— M r . Sam. Philips lately of S*. John's College has publish'd Miscel- 50 
lanea Sacra, a Collection of Poems by several Hands, amongst w c h 
some of his own. He has likewise done some other small trite Things, 

o 2 



[1706 : 

amongst w cl1 is The Poetical Courant. He is a man of tolerable Parts, 
but laying them out upon Trifles, he is laugh'd at by his Acquaintance & 
gets no Reputation unless amongst frequenters of y e Play-House, and 
others of that Gang. 

Mar. 1 (Fri.). M r . Milles in his Dedication of S*. Cyrill to the Earle 
of Pembrooke has committed a very gross Blunder making infucata 
pietas signifying sincere Piety, w ch is always us'd in a contrary sense. 

Mar. 2 (Sat.). The Privy Council met at Edinburgh the 21 st of the 
last Month, but did no publick Business, only order'd that no Episcopal 

10 Clergy man, be he qualified or not, be allow'd to preach in any 
Parochial Church or Meeting House. Upon w cn a great many Meeting 
Houses are shut up, and M r . Mathers is discharg'd from preaching any 
more at S*. Andrews, tho' he is legally qualified by having taken y e 
oaths, & was one of the first of Scotland y* congratulated the Queen's 
Accession to y e Throne. From whence may be gather d w* a good 
natur'd thing Presbyterian Moderation is. — M r . Dodwell makes the 
Air the Receptacle of all Souls good and bad, and that they are under 
the Power of the Devil, 'till the Day of Judgment, he being the Prince of 
the Air. Not that he can inflict any Pains upon the Souls of really 

20 good men, but only some Disquietudes & Molestations, wherein they 
may be relieved by y e Prayers of y e Living according to y e Opinion of 
Justin Martyr. And that's the reason, without doubt, of M r . Thorne- 
dike's being for Prayers for y e Dead. See M r . Dodwell pag. 258. He 
makes in p. 262 the lowest Region of Heaven, yt is the space betw. 
Earth and the Clouds, the place of the less perfectly good Souls, where 
they are to remain till the Resurrection, and have some Punishments 
inflicted on them by y e Devils, to purge & qualify them for y e upper 
Region. — M r . Wood in Athenae Oxon. Vol. II. p. 878. having made 
M r . Charles Allestree Vicar of Great Budworth in Cheshire, he after- 

30 wards talking with M r . Collins, Master of Magd. Coll. Schoole, call'd 
M r . Wood his Patron, because of his making him Vicar of a Place he 
was not Vicar of : w cl1 M r . Collins mentioning to M r . Wood, he smil'd. 
& protested y* he had put down nothing in that Book but he had 
Authority for, and that if there were any Falsities in it his Informers 
ought to be blam'd. — 1 1 am inform'd by a Person,, who was formerly 
one of the Church Wardens of S*. Peter's in y e East Oxon that in the 
Parish Chest in y e Church is the Transcript of a Book made in y e Year 
1314, wherein 'tis recorded that y e said Church was repair'd at y* time, 
& that fourscore Nobles were paid for the Repair, half of w cn the Parish 

40 charg'd upon Wolvercot as being a Chapel of Ease to it. But y e In- 
habitants of that place being displeas'd at it, the Matter was referr'd to 
y e Pope, who order'd it to be decided at Canterbury. The Result was 
that Wolvercot should not pay any of this Money, but for the future be 
a Parochial Church of itself, & pay to S*. Peter's 10 Groats per Annum, 
w cl1 it continues to do to this day. 

1 1 710. Oct. 15. I have since got a Transcript of this Book, & it appears to have 
been in the year 1416, & the sum for Repayr was not so much as here expressed, & 
Wolvercot was to pay the 3 d part, & as formerly were for the future always to pay the 
3 d part on such occasions, however they came to composition afterwards when it 
became a parochial Church. 

Feb. 28-March 5.] VOLUME VIII, PAGES 207-218. 


Mar. 3 (Sun.). Last Week M r . Nicholson of University College was 
denied his Degree of Bachelor of Law, 3 times, notwithstanding his 
Letter from y e Chancellor pass'd in Convocation that y e Terms he had 
kept at Dublin might be equivalent to his having kept them here. The 
reason I hear deliver'd in to y e Vice-Chancellor was his not being 
matriculated ; but this I am inform' d since is false, & I believe there is 
something else, otherwise (there being no reason offer'd the next Con- 
gregation as ought to have been by statute) he would have been pre- 
sented after this Denyal. He is Son to y e same Nicholson who has writ 
a Dialogue between y e Body and Soul, lately printed & recommended to 10 
ye World by the Learned M r . Dodwell, whose Estate in Ireland is look'd 
after by y e s d Nicholson. 

Mar. 4 (Mon.). On Friday last y 6 Convocation met, at w°h time the 
Lower-House read a Letter to them from y e Queen willing and com- 
manding them to be obedient to y 6 ArchbP. & his Suffragan Bp*, in 
relation to his Adjourning them from time to time. — The House of 
Commons having address'd her Majesty that she would prefer M r . 
Goddard their Chaplain, she has answer' d y m that she will do it, as soon 
as she shall see it proper. — M r . Tho: Lydiatt of New-College was a 
Person of that singular Modesty, Humility & Learning, that by many 20 
great Judges he was reckon'd to excell Joseph Scaliger, one of y 6 most 
Considerable Men these last Ages have produc'd. Yet for all this being 
ingag'd for y e Debts of a near Relation, and having but mean Prefer- 
ment, he was reduc'd to y* Extremity that he was forc'd to lye in Prison 
a great many years in Oxford and the King's Bench. All w cl1 time he 
was observ'd to be chearfull, and to carry on his Studies w til the utmost 
diligence, being so intirely addicted to them that he laid out w* Money 
he got upon Books, so that he was in a manner starv'd to death : w c b 
made D r . Potter, when he sent him a Benevolence of 5 lib s ., give him a 
strict charge to spend none of it in Books, but take care to get what 30 
might recruit his macerated Body. M r . Fuller also y e most eminent 
Critick had very little to support an ingenious Man. The like also is to be 
said of M r . Hales of Eaton (whom all allow to have been in a manner 
starv'd) w c h hath made divers Forreigners say that England is not 
worthy to have Learned Men ; tho' 'tis generally observ'd by them 
(particularly I have heard M r . Grabe say it) that no Country brings forth 
so great a Number of Men of that quick Apprehension and solid 
Judgment as England doth, tho' not always attended with so much 
Diligence as in other Countries. 

Mar. 5 (Tu.). Her Maj s . Letter to y e ArchbP. of Cant, [on differences 40 
in Convocation, dated Feb. 25, 1706]. ... — Books to be consulted for 
Livy, (1) Robert Whitynton de veterum Romanorum Magistratibus, pr. 

March 3. H. to Dr. T. Smith. Thanks for account of Scotch Liturgy, 
which proves that Grabe is highly to blame. Bryan Twyne and the charge of 
appropriating Allen's work. Various literary intelligence about Dutch Scholars. 
Has received Dodwell on the Soul ; it contains some notions which are singular 
and will do some mischief. Has printed the fragment from Vettius Valens. 
Hudson is recovering from fever. An account of Fr. Puccius in Mich. 
Pocciantius' Catal. of Florentine Writers (Florence, 1589, 4-to.), p. 65. 


[1706 : 

at Lond. 1514. 4 0 . (2) Humph. Lhuyd de Armamentario Romano, pr. 
at y e End of S r . J. Prise's Historise Britannicse Defensio. Lond. 1573. 4 0 . 
(3) Tillesley's Animad. on Selden's H. of Tyths. (4) Some of S r . Hen. 
Savile's pieces. (5) Edmonds upon Caesar's Comm. — D r . Wallis was 
a Man of most admirable fine Parts, & great Industry, whereby in some 
years he became so noted for his profound Skill in Mathematicks, to 
w ch he was naturally inclin'd, that he was deservedly accounted the 
greatest Person in that Profession of any in his time. He was withall 
a good Divine, & no mean Critik in y e Greek and Latin Tongues. 

10 But notwithstanding his being so Excellent a Mathematician, he was but 
an indifferent Chronologer, as M r . Dodwell has above once hinted, in 
relation to what he has done yt way at y e End of Bp. Fell's Edition of 
S*. Cyprian. He was originally of Emanuel College in Cambridge & 
coming to Oxford was soon taken notice of as a Man of revolution 
Principles, w ch he sufficiently made appear by his decyphering the 
King's Cabinet, w cl1 Worthy Work is preserv'd in a quarto Book in the 
Bodlejan Library. Oliver had a great Respect for him, & by y t means 
he got to be custos Archivorum in opposition to y* Great Civilian D r . 
Zouch. It must however be acknowledg'd that w th his other Learning 

20 he had good Skill also in the Civil Law, as appears from divers 
Specimens of it in the School Tower. And 'tis frequently said that he 
would plead as well as most Men ; w ch can hardly be doubted if it be 
consider'd that he had an extraordinary knack of Sophistical Evasion, 
w ch made the Oxford Antiquary say he could make black white & white 
black when he pleas'd, a shrewd Instance of w c h he had experience of 
himself. His Works w cl1 are printed at y e Theatre-Press alltogether in 
3 Folios, are much made use of by men, who are Mathematically 1 in- 
clin'd, & I am told by one, who should know, yt M r . Keil's Lectures are 
in great measure extracted from them. (But Quaere ?) His Sight con- 

30 tinu'd strong to y 6 last (tho' 87 years old when he died) so that he could 
read y e least Characters, printed or written, without y e Help of 
Spectacles. Some time before his Death his Picture drawn to y e Life 
was put in the School Gallery, adjoyning to y e Publick Library, w cl1 the 
D r . was so vain as to come on purpose to see, as he did his Books after 
they were put in y e Library, & seem'd very well pleas'd with their 
Placing. — Justin corrected by S r . John Prise in Hist. Brit. Defens. 
p. 98. — ... M r . Joh. Pricket Butler of University Col.'s Grandfather Rich. 
Pricket, & Rich. Pricket his Eldest, & Hugh Pricket his second Son, 
liv'd so long that the full Sum of their Age made 312 Years, & 'tis 

40 remarkable that they all enjoy'd, wt^out Sickness, a continu'd course of 
Health. The said M r . Pricket of University College, youngest Son to 
y e s d Rich. Pricket is now 3 score & six very vigorous, & is like to live 
as long if not longer y n either of y m . 

[Note on Livy XXXVIII. 34 from Boecleri Notae ad Veil. p. 32.] . . . 

March 6 (Wed.). M r . Timothy Nourse, formerly Fellow of University 
College, was a Gentleman of Excellent Parts as appears from the Books 
he has written. He was also a man of great Probity, & eminent Virtues, 
& for yt reason continu'd Bourser of y e College several years together, 
all w ch time he made it a considerable Part of his Business to rectify 

March 5-7.] VOLUME VIII, PAGES 218-234. 


the Accounts & put a Stop to those Abuses w cl1 had happen'd from y e 
scandalous Negligence of some of his Predecessors in y* Office. W ch 
he perform'd so effectually, y* he is often mention'd w th great Veneration 
among the Society to this day. He afterwards liv'd in Worcestershire, 
& to his other Accomplishments added this also of being a curious 
Collector of Antient Coyns & Medals, w c]l at his Death (w c h was un- 
timely to y e no small Reluctance of good Men) he bequeath'd to y e 
Publick Library at Oxford, where they now remain, & are some of the 
fairest and most valuable in the whole Collection. That part of his 
Will relating to this Donation I have given in one of the foregoing 10 
volumes of these Memoires. — Ask D r . Hudson whether he be any 
ways related to y e most Loyal D r . Mich. Hudson who was barbarously 
murderd by the Hellish Rebells in 1648? He tells me he is of the 
same Family, as also was Hudson, from whence the name of Hudson's 
Bay. — Verses writ by way of Letter betw. D r . Charlett & M r . Percival 
Student of X* Church. . . . These Verses have been since printed. — 
Books to be consulted for Livy. . . . 

March 7 (Th.). A Bill to prevent y e farther Growth of Popery having 
been brought into y e House of Commons, (occasioned by certain Com- 
plaints of y e Bp. of Chester, & some of y e Clergy of his Diocess, of y e 20 
Insolencies of the Papists in Lancashire, in proselyteing several People, 
Erecting a Stately Edifice &c.) when it came to be read a 3 d time it 
was rejected by a Great majority, there being but 43 for it & 119 against 
it. 'Tis said the Chief Reason of it's being dropt is because of y e 
Queen's being in Allyance with Popish Princes. — M r . Hoffman tells 
me that one Beneditti an Abbat in London, where he has liv'd about 
six Years, has the Impressions in Wax of all the Curious Medals, Coyns, 
Gemms, &c. in y e Cabbinett of the King of France, amongst w cl1 he 
says are several w 0 ^ would serve very much to illustrate and explain 
some Passages in Livy, particularly one about y 6 Bachanalian Rites. 30 
The said Abbat was born at Lucca, and has a good Collection of these 
curiosities himself, w c]l he is willing to sell, but values them at 5 or 600 
Guineas. Ask D r . Smith whether he knows him, & what his Character is. 
Hoffman tells me he din'd with him every day almost all y e time he was 
in London (w ch was about 5 months) that he is a good devout Man, 
but he will not discover where he lives. — Ask also D r . Smith, or 
some body else who may be suppos'd to know, what Hoffman's Prin- 
ciples are ? the rather, because tho' he lodges in our Hall, yet he does 
not come to Prayers, tho' when he first came thither about 6 or 7 months 
since he came to them 2 or three times. 40 

An Account of y e intended Edition of Livy. 

t. 'Tis design'd to be in a handsome 8°. (such as we commonly use) on good 
Paper and good Letter in 4 or 5 Volumes. 

2. The Chronology will be plac'd at y e Top of every Page, and in other Parts 
of it as occasion will require. 

3. At y e Bottom of the Page will be Readings of MSS. never before collated, 
Conjectures and Emendations of Learned Men (in a great Number) not yet 
taken Notice of in any Edition whatsoever, together with select Readings, 
Corrections and Illustrations that are in other Editions, but with y e greatest 
Brevity imaginable. 50 

4. At y e End of every Volume (or in the last) will be such larger Annotations 



[1706 : 

& Explications as could not conveniently be put under y e Text, & then will 

5. Such Ancient Inscriptions & Coyns as may serve to illustrate several 
Places in y e Author. 

Lastly, There will be accurate Indexes ; & perhaps two or three Maps. 

The whole's intended to be with y e utmost Exactness & Accuracy, as well 
as Beauty ; in order to recommend it to y 3 Youth of our Nation and others. 

M r . Wase of Q. Coll. in Cambridge (the same whom I have men- 
tion'd before) designs shortly to send Dtodorus Siculus to y e Press. 
10 He has a Sallust in y e Press w ch has stuck there these two years. He 
is also for printing a Catalogue of all printed Books in y e Libraries at 
Cambridge. W ch shows that he is a Man of no fixt Resolution, but is 
more for carrying on new Projects than finishing what he has in Hand. 

— M r . Davies's Edition of Caesar's Comm. in 1 1 2 Sheets just finished. — 
S r . Isaac Newton's Body of Algebra to be finish'd in a fortnight's time. 

— M r . Needham has prepar'd Hierocles for y e Press. M r . Piers of 
Eman. College (who publish'd two Tragedies of Euripides) is going to 
print Dion X' tome , a specimen of w ch will be done speedily. He has 
divers MSS. Readings & conjectures not printed from a Copy in Selden's 

20 Library, communicated to him by M r . Grabe. — M r . Thomas Tanner, 
(to whom M r . Ant. a Wood at y e Repeated Importunity of D r . Charlett 
left his Papers) getting Acquaintance with y e Bp of Norwich upon 
Account of his Library, was drawn in to marry a short fat, plump 
Daughter of y e Bp\, & had y e Chancellor-ship of Norwich conferr'd 
upon him by y 6 Bp. a little before or a little after his Marriage. This 
Wife & Preferment together with his Intimacy w th y e low Church Party 
have put a stop (as 'tis believ'd) to the Publication of y e 3 d Volume of 
M r . Wood's Athense, w clx M r . Tanner has. He was originally a Clark 
of Queen's College, & apply'd himself to y e study of Dugdale's Mo- 

30 nasticon & other Books of English Antiquities, & when Bachellor of 
Arts publish'd Notitia Monastica 8°. for y 6 Dedication of w ch to y e 
Hon 1 * 3 Leopold Wm. Finch then Warden of All-Souls, he had by the 
Interest of y e said Warden a Chaplain's Place conferr'd on him in 
All-Souls Colledge & afterwards was made Fellow of y e same. The 
said D r . Finch was a Younger Son to y e Famous Earl of Winchelsea^ 
who had been in King Charles the 2 d ' s time Embassador to Con- 
stantinople, where or in Germany this D r . Finch was born, & had for 
his Godfathers Leopold the Emperor & William Nassau Prince of 
Orange & at length (by the greatest Injustice in y e World) King of 

40 England. He was educated a noble-Man in X* Church, whence he 
was Elected Fellow of All-Souls. He was a Man of Excels Parts, as 
appear'd from his Conversation and all his Performances. When 
Bachelor of Arts he made a Handsome Dedication of Cornelius Nepos 
(translated into English by several Hands of this Univers.) to y e Earl 
of Abbingdon. When Master of Arts & in orders he us'd to preach 
very neatly. He printed one Sermon preach'd before y e Convocation, 
& made not long before he died when he labour'd under a great 
Indisposition of Body. He married a West-Country Gentlewoman of 
a good Fortune, but had no Issue by her. He was made Warden of 

5° All-Souls by K. James, perhaps upon Consideration of his being 
Captain of a Company of young Scholars who were rais'd by y e Uni- 

March 7-9.] VOL. VII/, PAGE 231-VOL. IX, PAGE 4. 201 

versity in y e Time of Monmouth's Rebellion. At that time there were 
4 Companies of Scholars train'd & fitted for service by the Loyal 
University, in one of w c k, that was exercis'd & train'd at New-College, 
D r . Hudson, then an Inceptor in Arts, bore a Musquet, to serve his 
King & country. 


March 8. 1706 (Fri.). Yesterday came on y e Election for a Fellow 
of University College, in room of M r . Smith, who resign'd some time 
since as I have before hinted. Candidates were five, one of w 0 ^, namely 
M r . Ellison, was of Line. College, & seem'd to have a plausible Pretence, 
as being qualified as to the Place of his Nativity. But y e Fellows having 
examin'd them, & sifted their Characters, they unanimously pitch'd 
upon M r . Hodgson, Bach, of Arts, & of about 10 years standing, who 
for some time has been in Sir W m . Glynn's Family at Amersden, on 
purpose to instruct his Son, now a Gent. Commoner of All Souls Col., 
w 0 * 1 he did with so much Satisfaction, that he has gain'd a good 
Reputation there, and S r . W m . seem'd mightily concern'd for his Carrying 
this Place. He is a person well skill'd in Greek and Latin (as appear'd 
from his Performance when examin'd) and may be a Credit to the 
College, if he please, being of a Strong Body, and able to go thro' some 
laudable Undertaking. M r . Smith his Predecessor has been all along 
a severe Student. & is well skill'd in our English Antiquities, particularly 
those relating to Oxford ; but his great unhappiness is that he cannot 
express himself well. However his Collections, w clx are judg'd to be 
large, will be of great use if they happen to come into skillfull Hands, 
& may be of y e same Service M r . Dodsworth's have been, who spent 
his whole Life time in Collecting ; & it must be acknowledg'd that w* 
he did that way is prodigious, his MSS ts w ch are in the Bodlejan 
Library being reckon'd an inestimable Treasure, & have set up several 
Persons for Antiquaries, especially D r . Kennett, who look'd them all 
over, & took from them most of the Materials in his printed Books. 
'Twas from them also that y e Monasticon Anglicanum was chiefly 
taken, & therefore the chief Honour of y* Work ought to be given to 
him, S r . W m . Dugdale being no farther concern'd than in digesting 
some of y e Papers, and looking after y e Press. 

March. 9 (Sat.). In the 9 th Table of Saxon Coyns publish'd by S r . 
Andrew Fountaine is one w c k has on one side Plegmund. Archiep. & on 
y e other Eicmund. Mo. The same is publish'd by M r . Selden in p. 217 
of his Notes to Eadmer, more exactly as it seems than S r . Andrew has 
done, who nevertheless does not seem to have seen y e Coyn himself, 
quoting M r . Walker for it. For Archiep. S r . Andrew has Achiep. — 
MX Camden tells us that the Royal Palace at Woodstock, commonly 
call'd The Mannor-House, was a most Magnificent Structure. w ch 

March 8. E. Thwaites to H. Asks for a draught of the ancient figures 
of the Planets from Dufresne's Lexicon; 'a dispute about Semeiography causes 
you this trouble.' Messages to friends. 



[1706 : 

sufficiently appears from the stately Reliques now to be seen, w cn shew 
that 'twas much larger than the Palace now erecting for the Duke of 
Marlborough. Twas first built by King Hen. I. who made y e Park, 
and afterwards augmented by King Hen. II. with an Addition of a 
strange Labyrinth wherein he kept his Concubine Rosamund Clifford, 
as is related by Brompton in his Chronicle. There are no Remains 
of it now, but it seems to have been some where on the north side 
of that Part of the Mannor now standing, perhaps just by the Spring 
call'd Rosamund's Well, but as to the story of her being Poyson'd by 

10 Eleanor, Wife to King Henry, who got to her by a Clue of Thread, 
it seems to be a meer Fiction, & to have no Foundation, our Historians 
being wholly silent about it. But tho' the old Palace might exceed y e 
New one, yet there were no such Gardens, as are now design'd to be, 
w cn from w* is already done seem to be very extraordinary, & to exceed 
any thing of y* nature in England. The Walls round are already built, 
but they must be pull'd down again, the stone being faulty & crumbling 
to pieces. He that shall attempt the perfecting Sir Hen. Spelman's 
History of Sacrilege must not forget this place, the Park whereof caus'd 
the Destruction of several Churches, & the Palace with the Chapel 

20 there was strangeley abus'd by the Rebells in the Civil Wars. Let him 
observe also the Consequences if the Mannor House be wholly destroy'd, 
as 'tis said it will : also w* Success the Duke or His Heirs will have in 
the Projects here. — D r . Geo. Royse who has publish' d some Sermons, 
was originally of Edm. Hall, where he was Servitor to D r . Tho. Tully 
then Principal. Afterwards he was elected Fellow of Oriel College, & 
at length Provost of y e same, & afterwards made Dean of Bristol. He 
is a man of good Parts, well read in Pamphletts, of great Cunning and 
Design, and so forgetfull of Kindnesses, as not to mention the Hall 
where he was Educated when he preaches at S*. Marie's. Which how- 

30 ever is more to be pardon'd then his neglect of his near Relations, 
particularly his Nephew of Oriel College, for whom he promis'd some 
time since to get a Parsonage, w° n he could have easily done; but 
when y e Vacancy happen'd he got it for another no ways related to 
him, but perhaps may do him he thinks some Service in the way of 
Prefermt w cn is his greatest Aim at present. — An old Book of Vellam 
written in Capital Roman Letters found at Ivy-Church, mention'd by 
M r . Camden in his Britannia, and M r . Webb in his Vindication of Stone- 
Heng restored, pag. 76. — M r . Selden in his Notes upon Eutychius has 
a Disquisition ab* Camalodunum, & a Coyn to illustrate it. Therein 

40 something of the VI tn Legion at York. This may be of some use in 
the Notes upon Livy, when the Inscription cone, the IX th Legion is 
printed. — M r . Burton Author of the Com. upon Antoninus writ a 
Book call'd Britanniae Romanorum. See there pag. 210. 

Mar. 10 (Sun.). The Commons having taken into Consideration 
the Princess Sophia's Letter to y e ArchbP. of Cant. & S r . Rowland 
Gwyn's Letter, after 5 Hours Debate the Question was put that 'twas 
scandalous & highly Reflecting on the Queen, Princess Sophia & both 
Houses of Parliam*. Upon a Division 'twas carried in y e Affirmative 

1 There are Foundations of it to be seen by the Spring. 

March 9-13.] 



Yeas 141, Noes 71. Resolved y* her Majesty be addressed to apprehend 
& prosecute the Author, Printer and Publisher, & yt y e s d Resolution be 
communicated to y e L ds at a Conference, — The Register of Bene- 
factors to University College Library An. 1674. . . 

March 11 (Mon.). M r . Wall having said some things in his History 
of Infant-Baptism in opposition to ArchbP. Tillotson (tho' respectfully) 
they are resented by y e present ArchbP. Tennison, & he will not give 
him any Preferment as he once said he would. M>. Wall's Book bears 
a very good character, & he is desir'd to draw up the Arguments in 
short, & I am inform'd he is now actually doing it, & y* 'twill be in 10 
about 3 Sheets. — Justin corrected in Gronovius's Notes upon Arrian, 

March 12 (Tu.). Upon y e Death of D r . Wallis, no one appear'd 
Competitors to be Custos Archivorum but D r . Gardiner, Warden of 
All-Souls & M r . Perks, Fellow of Corpus X ti . There was a great 
Opposition ; but there being then an Election of Fellows of All-Souls, 
D r . Gardiner got several votes more y n otherwise he would have had, 
& so carried it by a small Majority, tho' not near so well qualified for 
y e Place as M r . Perks, who is a sober Man & an Excell* Scholar, & 
Author of a Bcok, w cl1 commonly goes under y e Name of M r . Sacheverel, 20 
as I have already hinted. 'Twas expected y* M r . Smith of University 
College should have appear'd for this Place, he being well known to 
have studied these things for several Years; & 'tis thought he would 
have done so, had he not been disswaded from it by D r . Charlett, a 
great Friend to Gardiner : for w°h Smith now seems to have but an 
indifferent opinion of him. — The 2 d Part of iEthicus's Cosmographia 
in Bib. Bodl. (at y e End of a MS* Solinus) not publish'd. See Burton's 
Com. upon Antoninus p. 5. — About y e Word Gesum in Livy see 
Burton ib. p. 14. — Monsieur Menage in his Origines Linguae Italicae 
often referrs to his origines linguae Graecae. Quaere whether ever pub- 30 
lish'd. — Cone. Livy Scaliger upon Festus voc. favissa. 

March 13 (Wed.). The Close of last Week departed x this Life 
M r . Poley, Esq r ., Member of Parliament for Ipswich. He was a Man 
of a very despicable Presence, being deform'd to y e Highest Degree. 
But w* made amends for this was his Admirable Parts, being endu'd 
with a strong Memory & most solid Judgment, insomuch that he was 
accounted one of the best common Lawyers in England, & for y* reason 
suspected to have had a Hand in Penning The Memorial of y e Church 
of England. He was likewise a Man of a very quick Apprehension, and 
extraordinary Elocution. — Pliny corrected in a Collection of Epistles. 40 
8°. Jur. K. 9. — Lipsius stole a good number of his Notes upon Tacitus 
out of the MS* Papers of Muretus & ChifHetius as Ob. Gifanius has 

March 11. E. Thwaites to H. 'A good-natured man can never want 
employment, 'tis your case. Please to look into No. 31. Cod. Jun. and Laud. 
E. 65. The first as I remember has wooden cuts in it, very ancient. Bagford, 
who is upon the Art of Typography, would have one of the figures drawn out. 
Tell me who can doe it artfully ; let me have an account of the other book, & 
what figures be in it.' 

I think this Account of his Death is wrong. Quaere. 



[1706 : 

observ'd in an Epistle to Canterus. — Ab* the Hamburg Edition of 
Cicero see pag. 90^ of the s d Epistles. — Gifanius complains y* Lambin 
stole several things in his Notes upon Cornelius Nepos from him. see 
ib. 97. — Justin corrected ib. p. 150. by Jo. Is. Pontanus, who put out 
a Justin, w cl1 was printed at Amsterdam by Jansonius. It should be 
consulted. — Jo. Is. Pontanus writ Discussiones Historical against 
M r . Selden's Mare Clausum. He put out a Salust, & a Suetonius & 
Florus. — There is a good Valerius Maximus in MS* at Cambridge. 
— Something in Pontanus's Discourse ag* Selden ab* King Alfred. — 

10 M r . Brome, who drew up the Indexes to D r . Hicks' s Thesaurus has 
a noble Collection of Coyns, Greek, Roman & Saxon, as M r . Urry of 
X* Church informs me. 

March 14 (Th.). The IA Granville & other Proprietors of Carolina 
having caused 2 Acts to pass in their Assembly there after y e Nature 
of y e occasional Bill, the Matter having been brought before y 6 L ds , 
they upon a Debate ab* y e same, on Saturday last pass'd y e ensuing 
Resolves, viz. That y e said Acts tend to promote Atheism & Irreligion, 
was contrary to y e Original Charter, & tends to depopulate y e s d Colony, 
& order' d an address to her Majesty to prosecute y e Author. — M r . 

20 Grabe having resolv'd to print y e Septuagint according to y 6 Alexandrian 
Copy w* h out any notes, pitch'd once upon the same Letter w** 1 D r . Mills' 
Testament, w 0 * 1 is a magnificent Letter & was pleasing to his best 
Friends in this University. But he has since alter d his Intention, & is 
resolv'd to print in a Less Letter & in columns, being perswaded to it 
by D r . Bentley (a known Enemy to the University of Oxford & no 
Friend to M r . Grabe in this undertaking) & some others amongst w°k 
perhaps D r . Mill (I am sure I heard him speak ag* the great Letter) 
who are no considerable Encouragers of other mens undertakings. The 
first Volume is to be confin d to y e Octateuch w cil in this Letter will 

3° not be above 70 Sheets, & M r . Wanley (stil'd in y e Proposals the 
Accurate M r . Wanley) is to compare the whole with the MS* tho' 'tis 
sufficiently known he understands neither Greek nor Latin : & perhaps 
that may be y e reason he is imploy'd, because one who understood the 
Greek might be apt to pronounce as y e sense directed not as really 
written. — Col. Finch a Non-Juror, & one of y e Younger Sons of Heneage 
Earl of Winchelsey, has a very valuable Collection of Coyns, as I am told 
by M r . Urry, a great many of w cla he rec d from his Father, & he is con- 
tinually improving them, being a Gentleman of Curiosity & Learning. 

Mar. 15 (Fri.). D r . Mill having now finish'd his Prolegomena de- 
40 signs to put it speedily to y e Press, & dispatch it. I have seen y e 
Beginning & 'tis to contain 3 Parts, viz. (1) agit de libris singulis N. 
Foederis, & Canonis constitutione. (2) Textus ipsius S. Historiam qualem 
qualem complectitur. (3) hujus Editionis consilium & quid in ea prae- 
stiterit fusius exponit. — Ab* a Passage of Livy see Pet. de Marca de 

March 14. E. Smith to H. Has been appointed to the Living of Castle- 
Rising ; regrets to leave London. Recommends the insertion in Livy of a 
Map of the Roman Empire. ? print Toland's letter in last volume by way of 
Appendix. Wants a cheap copy of Clarendon, ed. 2, 8vo. Arrangements for 
returning Begerus to Dr. Sloane. 

March 13-19.] VOLUME IX, PAGES 15-28. 

Primatibus publish'd by Baluzius, p. 206. — Cn. Flavins scriba is call'd 
by Livy Caius Fl. & by Macrobius corruptly M. Flavins. The true 
Reading Cn. see Jac. Gronov. ad Macrob. p. 178. — The Queen has 
consented yt the Author, Printer & Publisher of the Letter going under 
S r . Rowland Gwin's Name shall be prosecuted, intending to give im- 
mediate orders for y e Same. She has also promis'd to secure y 6 Rights 
of the People of Carolina (in the Fanaticks style) in opposition to y e two 
Acts pass'd by y e IA Granvil &c. 

Mar. 17 (Sun.). M r . Smith of North-Nibley in Gloucestershire, 
formerly a Gentleman-Commoner of Edmund-Hall, hath made a Trans- 10 
lation into English of Pliny's Panegyrick, w c1l he has dedicated in a long 
Epistle to y e Dutchess of Hannover. He mentions a MS* in the 
Preface, w cl1 he never saw I believe. He made this Translation im- 
mediately from the Italian Version, & not y e Original. He has done 
some other small things, amongst w cn is The Vanity of Victory, dedi- 
cated to y e Duke of Marlborough. 

Clarissimo atque Eruditissimo Viro Johanni Hudsono S. P. D. Jac. 
Perizonius. [Bated Lugduni in Batavis a. d. xm. Kal. Aprileis cioidccv. 
(23-26.)] . . . 

Mar. 19 (Tu.). A silly Explanation having been publish'd by some 20 
foolish Fanatick upon y e Oxon Almanack for this year 1706, there is 
another written by way of banter upon y e Whiggs, (as 'tis said) by M r . 
Hen. Hall of Hereford, called A farther Explanation of the Oxford 
Almanack, viz. 

As Man in Westminster to each y* comes Kens to a hair, what Hieroglyphicks 
Expounds upon his constant Text y e mean, 

Tombs : And intimately known was to Poussin. 

Cryes there a Duke & there a Lord was That Head that looks in Hand so like S e . 

laid, Dennis 
And tells a long, long story of y e Dead : Some say seventeen, & some threescore 30 
So I'le explain what all these figures mean, & ten is : 

As if Ide Burghers, or th' Inventer been. Whilst Whiggs that would be witty in 
Lo that's Britannia coming to assist us, their Ale 

S r . Cotterel'd in by Hermes Trismegistus, Cry Zounds ! upon that Head there Hangs 
See how he points as if these words he a Tale, 

spoke, The Cock & Dog at play have lately bin, 

Those Arms not always shall adorn y e Oke. Fifty to one y e twirl'd tail'd Cur does 
That other Tree our Oke does yet sur- win, 

mount Who all this War but Hogan has thrown 

Is sauce for those that call y e Cutt in? 40 

f account. I'm sure that Tarr Divine you all must 

The Scrowl that's near y e Fasces & y e Axes love well, 

The worst of all Memorialls is,— y e Taxes. That you maynt doubt S r . Cloudsly see y e 
That Figure there between two Chaffin Shovel. 

Dishes But where to find y e Figure out I trow 

Some say a Man, & others it a Fish is. That does y e Church in so much danger 
The Quseriest needs will have him Neptune show 

meant Their Lordships only, & y e Lord does 

Quite chil'd with cold, & out of s Element ; know. 

March. 16. Dr. T. Smith to H. Grabe's opinion of the Church of 
England a thousand times less valuable than that of Casaubon and Grotius. 
Twyne and Allen. Regretted last election to the post of Custos Archivorum. 
Fears the consequences of Dodwell's book, which he has not read. Remarks 
on Oxford affairs. 



[1706 : 

— M r . Gagnier, besides y e Edition of Ben-Gorion, has writ and pub- 
lished a Book call'd LEglise Romaine convaincue de Depravation, d'ldola- 
trie, et d Antichristianisme. A la Haye 1706. 8°. He is said formerly to 
have been a Jesuit & to have been converted to the English Church by 
y e Bp. of Worcester (Quaere?) with whom he lives & from whom he 
receives great Encouragement in his studies ; & being a man of a steddy 
Head & great Industry may do other things for the use of Learning. 
He assures me the 'Bp. has not his Chronology in such order as to be 
carried on by any one upon his Death. — M r . Bache tells me yt Will. 

10 Wormes (Son of y e famous Olaus Wormes) has writ several Pieces in 
Physick (w c h was his Profession) & Phylology, whereof there are none in 
y e Publick Library. X tian Wormes is Son of the s d W™. Wormes, & 
is now a famous Preacher in the City of Copenhagen. He is a man of 
excellent Parts, & whilst in Oxford he made use of y e Publick Library 
purely for y e sake of improving himself in Divinity, & other Studies. 
W m . Wormes his Father was Justitiarius in y e High Court of Denmark, 
& a man of great Note. — Torfaeus a Learned Dane, and y e King's 
Historian, has written three Historical Books in Latin, viz. (1) De Insulis 
Orcadibus. (2) Series Dinastarum vel Regum Danorum. 3. Descriptio 

20 Grcenlandise. 

Mar. 20 (Wed.). M r . John Caswell, formerly Vice-Principal of Hart- 
Hall, & now superior (or Esquire) Beadle in Divinity of Oxford, besides 
his Trigonometry, printed with D r . Wallis's Works, has written several 
other Pieces in Mathematicks, as I have been inform'd by one of his 
Intimate Acquaintance ; but his great Modesty will not let them come 
abroad, tho' very deserving of it. — This day being appointed a 
General Fast for Imploring God's Mercy for our Sins & Success on our 
Arms there preach'd at S*. Marie's M r . Reynolds of Corpus X ti , on . . . 
Hos. 5. 15 

20 After a short Paraphrase, he proceeded to prove (1) That 'tis in vain to ex- 
pect for Blessings, whilst we ought rather to look for Judgm ts , as long as we 
continue in our Sins. (2) That if we forsake our sins we may expect Mercy. 
The former he made out (1) from God's Hatred of sin. (2) from the Nature 
of his Judgments. (3) From the Connexion between sin & Judgment. The 
latter from the force of Prayer, & the Nature of Repentance, joyn'd w th 
Fasting. There was nothing Extraordinary in y 9 Discourse, & it might have 
serv'd for any other Day of Fasting as well as this, there being nothing parti- 
cularly relating to y e present times, only in the Conclusion he just mention'd 
the many Divisions, w Rh he exhorted to make up, y* they might be no Hinder- 

40 ance to our Success, nor prevent those Blessings we may otherwise hope for 
from the Justness of the War, & the Victories we have already obtain'd. 

Mar. 21 (Th.). S r . W m . Glynn has such an Aversion to D r . Kennett 
for his late Shuffling Proceedings, particularly for his 30^ of January 
Sermon, that, as I am well assur'd by one of his Friends, he will not 
endure him in his Sight, tho' before no man was so great w th him, S r . 
Wm thinking he had been a man of Honesty and Probity. And the 

March 20. Jno. Williams to H. Is Head Master of Ruthyn School 
at ^80 a year. Asks for news of H. and other Oxford contemporaries. A 
friend, Mr. C. Williams, has lost his letters of Order ; will H. help him to re- 
place them ? 

March 19-24.] 



more to shew how much he is displeas'd w tn him he designs to give y e 
Parsonage of Haden in Chesshire 3 or 400 lib s . per Annum, w cn he 
once design'd for D r . Kennett, to another Gentleman. M r . Cherry also 
of Shottesbrooke another Patron of the D r ' s is much dissatisfi'd w tn him 
upon Ace* of these Matters, but being a Man who has a great Respect 
for y e Clergy, & being very cautious of disobliging any one of them (of 
whatsoever Perswasion) he always appears extraordinary kind to him, 
& tho' he hates his Principles, yet he takes care to reverence his 
Person 1 . — On Thursday last his Grace the Duke of Buckingham was 
married to y e Countess Dowager of Anglesee Daughter of y e Late King 10 
James, a Lady of rare Quality, on whom 'tis said his Grace has not 
only settled her former Joynture, w ch is 2000^. per an. but a con- 
siderable Additional one. — 'Tis said her Majesty design'd to have 
made S r . Rowland Gwynne her Resident at Hambourg (w ch is a very 
good Post) before this disobliging Letter of his came out, w cn hath given 
such high offence to both Houses of ParlianA 
[Royal assent to various Bills, and Prorogation.] . . . 

Mar. 22 (Fri.). M r . Thwaits tells me y* he has rec d a Letter from 
M r . Hinton formerly Student of X* Church, now at London wherein 
he tells him yt an able Person is writing an Answer to M r . Dodwell's 20 
new Book, which he styles Dodwell's Visions, & that he will handle (as 
he believes) M r . Dodwell very roughly. — When y e Bp. of Worcester 
was formerly in London where M r . Dodwell liv'd with him he freq fcl y 
was put to it for a Sermon, at the Week's End, having Studied very 
hard all y e other part of the Week, & therefore knowing M r . Dodwell to 
be a quick Writer he would often ask him to draw up something upon 
certain Texts he gave him ; w cn he accordingly did, & 'tis said by 
several y* the Bp. has preach'd divers Sermons thus made by M r . 
Dodwell. But quaere farther ? — Memorandum yt Bp. Sanderson made 
the Alterations in the English Liturgy as printed in 1641, wherein 30 
Congregation is put for Church & some other innocent Alterations made 
of y e same sort. See Athen. Oxon. Vol. 2. p. 213. — K. Charles y e 
first translated into English Bp. Sanderson's Admirable Book de Jura- 
mento. See there pag. 213. Quaere where it is now, & whether ever 
printed? Bp. Sanderson began the Translation into English of King 
Charles' Ehc&v BonXuty. Butt was prevented from proceeding by D r . 
Earle. . . . 

Mar. 23 (Sat.). Charles Caesar Esq r , one of the Burgesses for Hart- 
ford, was discharg'd from the Tower on Tuesday whither he was con- 
fin d by the House of Commons before Christmass. — Great Search is 40 
made after y e Author of the Rehearsal for Reflecting on the Kingdom 
of Scotland. . . . 

Mar. 24 (Sun.). In the Church of Pauler's-Pury near Toucester in 
Northamptonshire the following Epitaph. 

Anno Unici Mediatoris 1626. 

Spectator luge, boni defluunt. Hie jacet Arthurus Magni Nicolai Throck- 
mortonij F. & paternarum virtutum ingenuus hseres, Equestris census, politis 

1 The s d Parsonage of Haden now possess'd by M r Percival formerly of New 



[1706 : 

moribus, animi fortis, exculti ingenij, religiosse mentis, oeconomia splendida, 
candidissimo pectore. Juxta accumbit charissima ejus conjux, Anna Luca- 
siorum ; quae quum lx fere annos explevisset, per totam aetatem melior an 
formosior fuerat ambiguum reliquit. Attigit ipse annum lxxii. convixerunt 
annos XL dies xvn sine querela, quos tarn unanimiter conjunctos Maria Baro- 
nissa Wottonia ex quatuor filiabus natu maxima, solaque parentibus superstite, 
in hoc fano condidit ubi & antea tres ex proprio partu suavissimae spei tenellos, 
Elizabethan!, Garolum & Annam in gloriosum diem deposuerat. 

The Estate of y e Throcmortons at Pauler's-Pury afterwards came 

10 into the Family of y e Hales in Kent, supposed by Marriage. In King 
James y e II ds time 'twas sold by S r . Edward Hales to S r . Benjamin 
Bathurst, who lyes buried in a Vault of y* Church w th out any Monu- 
ment. — M r . Stephens finding that his Project in his Pamphlett ag* 
the Duke of Marlborough & M r . Secretary Harley will not take, has 
lately in an Advertisement inserted in y e Flying Post made Acknow- 
ledgm* that w* he said of the Duke is false & begs his Pardon, but 
takes no Notice of his Reflections on y e latter. — The Queen having 
order d Good Friday to be kept strictly in London, 'twas accordingly 
observ'd in a most decent & Religious Manner by all Friends of the 

20 Church, but very negligently & disrespectfully by the Presbyterians & 
the rest of y* Brood. — M r . Nevil Junior Parliam* Man for Abbingdon 
being lately married, to entertain his Lady he had some Extraordinary 
Musick for about a Fortnight or three Weeks at his Father's House at 
Billingbear in Berks, for performing w c h were three Musicians, two of 
them Oxford men, one of whom told me that he had dancing & musick 
upon this Occasion one Sunday night for three or four Hours. Such 
is the Religion of these pretended Hypocritical Saints ; who always have 
reviled King James I. & K. Charles I. for allowing innocent Recreation 
in Publick on y e Lord's Day, when they themselves give themselves up 

30 to chambering & wantonness on the same day; but not w^ the like 
Innocence : it being farther observable that the said Person told me y* 
all the time he was in y 6 House he saw not the least shew or Ap- 
pearance of Religion, nor indeed any thing becoming a Gentleman 
(w* this Nevil so much pretends to, & for w ch he is cry'd up among 
the Rascality of Whiggs & Low-church men) they being forc'd to come 
w th very little Satisfaction for their Pains. — The Prolocutor of y e 
Lower House of Convocation & some Honest members of it had a great 
mind to have propos'd in y e House y* publick thanks should be re- 
turn'd to M r . Wall for his Excell* History of Infant Baptism ; but this 

40 seeming a little unpresidented, 'twas wav'd & the two Members of y* 
District to w ch he belong'd were desir'd to thank him in the Name of 
y e Prolocutor & some other Persons. 

Mar. 25 (Mon.). The Arms of W™ Cherry Esq r . of Shottesbrooke 
being put over the Hall door of the Mannor House, in memory of him 
(he Deceasing ab* a year since) viz. Arg. a Fesse ingrail'd Gules: 

March 25. Thoresby to H. Remarks on coins with head of Cybele, etc. 
Wants any autographs ; ' nothing can come amiss that is remarkable either 
for the person or the subject.' ' The Capt n . is now well recovered. I sate 

March 24-25.] VOLUME IX, PAGES 40-48. 


charged with a Flour de Luce or betw. 3 Annuletts underneath there is 
this Escrolle, Memoria pij (Bierna. — , Remember to enquire of some 
Body whether Horrion's Edition of the 33 d Book of Livy be in Man- 
chester Library, w°h I am inform'd is a very valuable one. M r . Dodwell 
in his Copy of Philo has several MSS* observations w c h will be of use 
to one that shall put out a new Edition of this Author. — 

M rs . Anne Cherry's Epitaph in Shottesbrook church, in y e N. Side of 
the chancel. 

H. S. E. 

Foemina dilecta suis & desiderata Anna Cherry | uxor Gulielmi Cherry de 10 
Shottesbrooke Armigeri | Per xlvii ferme Annos. | Utrinque par foelicis 
Conjugij solatium & exemplar. | Deum infucata Pietate coluit. | Novit simul 
Maritum revereri | Amore & obsequio non simulatis. | Et Liberos una prose- 
qui I Affectu plusquam Materno. | Amicos officijs indefessis. | Proximos suasu 
& auxilio I Egenos mercede & Donis | omnes denique consilio & Exemplo | 
sibi conciliavit. j Denuo dierum & operum plena | Piam absque suspirio effla- 
vit animam | Anno Christi 1703, iEtatis suae lxxxiii. Moestissimus conjunx | 
exiguum hoc amoris monumentum | poni curavit. — 

A Scurrilous Letter of y e Bp. of Carlisle's, (viz. W m . Nicholson) 
wherein he shews himself to be a weak Man in speaking so slightly of 20 
the Great Mr. Dodwell. 

Rose, Sep. 16. 1703. 

S r , — I can easily guess at y e contents of M r . Dodwell's Book, but I shall not 
be satisfied with that. I hope M r . Wyat will take care to send me 't. His 
private Discourses I know have run on that topick for these several years. 
But why he should venture to send his Notions to the Press, in this rather 
than in the last Reign, I cannot imagine. The poor Man could do well to let 
controversial Points alone. He has gotten the Reputation of being a profound 
Scholar ; & (for ought I know) deserves it. Perhaps his Arguments may have 
their Depths too ; for I could never see nor feel the Bottom of any of 'em. 30 
If posterity understands either his Latin or English (which I much Question) 
he may possibly be as great a man in succeeding Ages as this : But 'tis an even 
Wager whether his Book proves himself or me a schismatick. I promise Re- 
pentance and Recantation if I am convinc't of any Error of that kind : for I 
heartily abhorr Schism. I have y 3 confidence & charity to hope that nothing 
he has to say will prove that either the Jacobites or we (in our present un- 
happy Differences) are Schismaticks : And I dare say that some of his Judges 
to whom he directs his Appeal, will condemn us both. ^ 

I had the other Day an Account of some Roman Antiquities found (about a 
fortnight ago) att Cattericke in Yorkshire. Amongst the rest there were 40 
j several Urns : & on the Handle of one of these the following Inscription : 


A Friend desires my thoughts of this ; as I do yours. Can we think that it 
can have any Relation to the Usurping Emperor (or Tyrant) M. Aurelius 
i Maxim. Herculius? He might perhaps be some time in this Island; but we 
I are pretty sure he left not his Ashes here. If you and your Friends can help 
j me to explain it, you'l oblige S r 

Your ever truely affectionate Serv* 

W. Carliol. 

with him yesterday at Church, w r was a vast appearance to see the 
Blue-Coat-Boys, who first appeared in their formalitys from the New Charity 
School, w r 40 of them are maintained.' 

vol. 1. p . 



[1706 : 

To be got into y e Publick Library Dr. Allix's Discourse of y e Judg- 
ment of the Ancient Jewish Church Ag* y 6 Unitarians. — 
In Shottesbrook Church the N. Side of y e Chancel. 

H. S. E. | Virgo matura Coelo | Sara Cherry | Filia natu secunda | Willielmi 
Cherry de Shottesbrooke | Armigeri & Annse uxoris ejus | Quibus | triste sui 
desiderium reliquit. Febr. xxiv. mdcxci. | Cum vixerit Annos xxviii. Menses 
vii | & dies xx. | - 

M>. Dodwell Receiving a Letter from M rs . Astell urging him w th the 
Consequences of his Case in view for present Communion w tJl the 
10 National Church, return'd her an Answer, W eh will be of great use if 
publish' d to those that shall read y e Case in view. — When M r . 
Dodwell was at Dublin a new Edition in English being made of Francis 
de Sales's Introduction to a devout Life, he was Desir'd to read it over 
& alter some of the English, w cl1 he accordingly did & put a preface 
before it. — 

Books written by M r . Dodwell not printed. 

A Discourse in Latin proving that y e Greek Translation call'dthe LXX was 
not made in the time of y e II d but y e IV th Ptolemy. — A Cautionary Discourse 
in English ag* the Project of Comprehension during the time of y e Schism. — 

20 A Discourse Concerning the Chronology truly follow'd by Josephus : w ch he 
was put upon by D r . Bernard, when he was upon a new Edition of y* Author, 
w ch unfortunately miscarried. — A II d Part (viz. the Historical Part) of his 
Separation of Churches. This done in Latin, but not perfected. — A Letter 
to M 1 *. Richard King of Exceter fixing the Age of Philopatris commonly as- 
crib'd to Lucian, to the Year X ti 262. — Some considerable Notes adjusting 
the Chronology of Bede's History. He has begun a Discourse upon Philo & 
y e order of his Works. — A Discourse concerning Barnabas and a Paraphrase 
upon his Epistle ; design'd to go w th a New Edition of y e said Epistle, pre- 
par'd for y e Press by D r . Mill & D 1 '. Bernard. — A great Number of Letters 

30 (Copies of several of w ch M r . Cherry has caus'd to be taken fairly in a Book 
for y* Purpose) relating to y e Schism & matters of Learning. Amongst w ch a 
Letter to an unknown Gentleman ab* his going over to some Forreign Church 
upon the Death or Resignation of the Abdicated Bp. of Norwich. — A Dis- 
course by way of Letter in answer to some objections concerning the Satis- 
faction to be expected from the New Bp s in order to a Reunion & concerning 
the Unlawfullness of the Prayers. — A Discourse sent to Perizonius in a Letter 
de morte Judae. His first Letter ab 1 Susception of Holy Orders was writ to 
M r . George Sing Nephew to D r . Sing Bp. of Cork ; the Latter to M 1 '. John 
Lesley Elder Brother to M r . Charles Lesley. M r . Charles Lesley is the 7 th 

40 Son. — Theses in Trinity College in Dublin (in all 10) from Oct. 22. 1663 (in 
w ch y ear he took his A.M.'s Degree) to Nov. 17. 1673. — De Auctore Operis a 
Rigaltio editi ex Apographo Sirmondiano pro Baptismo Haereticorum. — 

In White Waltham Church in a Chapel on the South side of the 
Chancel, on t e Wall. 

Gulielmus Neile, Pauli Neile Equitis Aurati natu max. Filius, Richardi Neile 
Archiepiscopi Ebor, Nepos, Academic Oxon. Alumnus, Societatis Philoso- 
phorum Regiae socius, serenissimo Carolo 11°. a Camera privata. Suavitate 
Morum & temperantia plusquam juvenili spectabilis, Geometriae studijsque 
Philosophicis totus incubuit, & perspicacissimi ingenij varia dedit specimina, 
50 donee ingentibus coeptis amicisque lugentibus immatura morte valedixit, prae- 
reptus viii 0 . Calend. Octob. A 0 mdclxx. Pijssimo filio Pater moerens P. 

Underneath on a Black Marble on the Floor : 

Here lyeth interred the Body of W m . Neile Esq., Eldest Sonne of S r . Paule 

March 25-28.] VOLUME IX, PAGES 48-59. 


Neile K*. and Grandchild to Richard Neile Late L d . ArchbP. of Yorke. He 
was borne at Bishop Thorpe in the County of Yorke y e 7 th Day of Decem- 
ber. 1637 & dyed in this Parish of White- Waltham y e 24 th day of August 

I am inform'd that this M r . Neile did not dye by hard Study, but for 
Love (being greatly taken with one of K. Charles II d9 Ladys of Honour) 
w c h brought him into a Consumption, & yt he was in a manner craz'd 
sometime before his Death. — M r . Dodwell of Opinion that Philo- 
stratus's Life of Apollonius Tyanseus is spurious ; w cil ought to be con- 
sider' d by a Gentleman now engag'd in a new Edition of him. — M r . 10 
Gilbert a non-Juror formerly of St. John's College in Oxford, afterwards 
minister of Medenham & upon his Resignation upon Acc* of y e Oaths 
he liv'd at Great Marlow where he dy'd ab* 6 Weeks since & is bury'd 
in Shottesbrook near his sister. He us'd to officiate at M r . Cherry's to 
him & M r . Dodwell's Family & others of y t Party in the Duties of 
Religion. Upon his Decease one M r . Brooksby does it, a Cambridge 
Gentleman, afterwards Minister in Yorkshire (where he had a Parsonage 
of 200 lib 9 , per An.) & upon his leaving yt place retired into Leycester- 
shire. He is a pious & learned Man. — Presently after D r . Kennett's 
last 30 th of January Sermon before y e House of Commons came out, 20 
his Preface to Pliny's Panegyrick reprinted by itself & cry'd abt London 
Streets for a penny & half penny a piece. — As soon as D r . Hickes's 
Jovian came out, it pleas'd King James very well, & for it he conferr'd 
upon him y e Deanery of Worcester. But soon after he shew'd some 
dissatisfaction upon Ace* of y e D r ' s having asserted in yt Book yt 'tis 
lawfull for the Subjects to say anything in opposition to an arbitrary 
prince &c. tho' not justifyable to take up Arms agt him. 

Mar. 28 (Th.). The Bp. of Worcester says that Mr. Dodwell above 
20 years agoe had y e same Notions about y e soul w clx he has advane'd 
in his New Book, & yt he would have then divulg'd them only he 3° 
hinder' d him. — A day or two since I had a small Brass Coyn given 
me found at Weycock in y e Parish of Laurence Waltham in Berks, on 
one side of w c k divo clavdio. Caput radiat. Claudij Gothici. R con- 
secratio. Aquila. W clx shews that in this Place was a Fortress before 
the Time of Constantius the Younger, who built Silchester in Hamp- 
shire, contrary to w* I once thought. — The Bp. of Worcester says 
that it us'd to be said of Judge Hale yt he had got an Estate honestly 
and that it would wear like Iron. — The Bp. of Worcester is of 
Opinion that M r . Dodwell is in y e Right about y e small Number of 
Martyr's & yt 'twould have been an easy thing for him to have answer'd 40 
Ruinart : but D r . Turner (President of Corpus Christi College, who is a 
close, reserv'd man) as I heard him say to day, being at dinner w t]l His 
Lordship, believes M r . Dodwell to be in y e wrong, & yt the same Argu- 
ments will bring all History into Question. W clx however is certainly 
false, & may as well be said of other Forgeries of y 6 Romanists. — 
The Bp. of Opinion that Eusebius's Account of y e Cross appearing in 
6 Heavens to Constantine y e Great is a Forgery, as being contradicted 
by Lactantius. Quaere ? — The Bp. of Worcester when Bp. of Lich- 
eld and Coventry going thro' Coventry (as I heard himself say) 
append to be told of Humfrey Wanley, & to have a good Character 5° 

p 2 


[1706 : 

of him, as being an ingenious & diligent young man, & not to be very well 
pleas' d with the Trade to w ch he was put (& for w c]l he had then serv'd 
almost 7 years) : for w* reason calling at the House where he was, he 
desir'd to see him. Coming to him, he shew'd his L d ship three or four 
Manuscripts, & talk'd w t]l some confidence : upon w ch his L d ship sent 
him to Oxford recommending him to D r . Mill, who took care to enter 
him at Edm. Hall, where he staid a little while 'till Dr. Charlett got him 
to University College, where he staid for about 5 years, & assisted D r . 
Hyde in the Publick Library (in w c]l place he did much Mischief) & was 

10 commonly call'd the master's Pimp, as he is by some to this day. His 
being to collate y e Alexandrian MS* was mention'd to day at y e Bp. of 
Worcester's, & three or four then present said He was one of the fittest 
in y e World for it, as being able to read it better than most beside, upon 
w ch the President of Corpus said that it requir'd one y rt understood it, 
insinuating thereby that M r . Wanley did not understand Greek : w ch is 
true, & y e Bp. could not deny it, his aim in sending him to Oxford 
being not y t he should be a scholar (thinking him not capable of it, as 
having not been bred to it at Schoole) but to be usefull in transcribing 
MSS ts & writing for Scholars. — I heard y e Bp. of Worcester say that 

20 Judge Hale was a man who courted Honour & that he sacrific'd Justice 
it self to Popularity. 

Mar. 29 (Fri.). D r . Charlett was sent for up to London lately to be 
catechis'd upon Account of some Scandalous Story about y e Bp. of 
Sarum's being to have a great Sum of Money when Presbytery is estab- 
lished &c. (W c h has been inserted in one of these volumes) it being said 
yt he was the divulger of it. — A Ballad being made upon D r . Mill & 
the others mention'd before going to Woodstock the beginning was 
this : Great Sir Our Caravan hue ibat | Because we heard you would be 
private. — M r . Francis Bugg (as he has told M r . Thwaits in a Letter) 

3° having presented the Bp. of Worcester with his 2 d Vol. ag* Quakerism in 
folio, he refus'd to accept it, & shew'd very great Resentment ; the reason 
whereof may be because of S r . W m . Penn's being so great at Court, having 
perswaded them that there are 40000 Quaking Freeholders in England. 
— We have an Ace* from Hertfordshire of the Extraordinary Reception 
Charles Caesar Esq r . had on Wednesday upon his Return home after his 
long Imprisonment in y e Tower having been met at Wormly 5 miles 
from Hertford by the Mayor Aldermen and almost all the Voters of Hert- 
ford and at Hodsdon by several 100 of the Freeholders ab* his Neigh- 
bourhood to y e Number of ab* a 1000 who attended him thro' Hertford 

4° where y e Streets were strew'd with Flowers & the Inhabitants in their best 
Cloaths lined y e same expressing all manner of Satisfaction upon his safe 
Return home. — M r . Joseph Trapp M.A. & Fellow of Wadham College 
has just publish'd, The Mischiefs of Changes in Government ; and the In- 
fluence of Religious Princes to prevent them. In A Sermon preach'd 
before y e Mayor & Corporation of Oxon on Friday March 8. 170J- being 
the Anniversary of Her Majesty's Inauguration. He is a Person of good 
Parts, and has got some Reputation among the Witts for Writing a 
Play call'd Abram mule. He has likewise some Verses in the Musae 

March 28- April 1.] VOL UME IX, PA GES 59-67. 


Mar. 31 (Sun.). This day being Low Sunday M r . Dennison (Will.) 
Fellow of University College repeated the four Easter Sermons at S fc . 
Maries : w ctl he perform'd so readily & distinctly, that he came off w th 
Applause from the whole Auditory, & 'tis not remembred to have been 
done better since the year 1665 when M r . Sam. Jemmat of the same 
College did it to y e Great Amazement of all present, w^out y e least 
Hesitation or Stop. — In the Afternoon preach'd at St. Marie's M r . 
Ridgway of Wadham, upon Pro v. 1. 10. . . . 'Twas an ingenious, well 
penn'd Discourse shewing the Ends and Designs of Bad men in alluring 
men to sin, & the usual methods made use of for it, & concluding with 10 
some Directions for Resisting them. 

Apr. 1 (Mon.). The Lady Eliz. Cecil only sister to y e Earl of Exeter 
married to the Earl of Orrery (M r . Boyle). D r . Hudson made Bursar of 
University College last Week, w c h he rec d w*h some unwillingness, upon 
Ace* of his being full of other Business. 

[Justin, Herodotus, Lactantius, Eutropius, explain'd in D r . Hyde's 
Historia Relig. Vet. Pers. . . .] 

To be got into y e Pub. Library . . . Olaus Borichius de usu Plantarum 
indigenarum. 8°. An Excell* Book in it's kind, & very scarce. He has writ 
anotherBook call'd Parnassus in nuce. 4 0 . — Sperlingius de Baptismo Ethnicorum. 20 
8°. — Jonae Rami Norvegia Antiqua. 4 0 . He has writt another Book called 
Outinus & Ulysses unus et idem. A curious Book. 8°. 

Sperlingius is now Fellow of y e Royal Society in London, an ingenious 
Man, & Professor to y e Royal Academy in Copenhagen. Ramus is also 
a man of good Parts, minister in Norway, & well skill'd in Antiquities. 

April 1. H. to Dr. T. Smith. A scurrilous answer to Dodwell in pre- 
paration. Remarks on Wood, ' whose industry I can never sufficiently ad- 
mire,' and Mr. Smith. Halley preparing for observations on eclipse of May 1 ; to 
be assisted by Gregory and Caswell. 

'Mr. Thwaits is in a very desperate condition. He is fore'd to go upon 
crutches, and has not been out of his Chamber this half year. The last time I 
was with him abroad was at y e Tavern with Mr. Wotton and Mr. Willis, 
where we had a great deal of Discourse, & he was (as always) very chearful, tho' 
often complain'd of a pain in his leg w ch encreas'd to y* degree that he has been 
given over by y e Chirurgeons, and is now under a Woman's Hands. His chief 
Distemper is y e Evil, w ch he let alone too long, to y e great Reluctance of all y fc 
know his excellent Parts & Learning.' Letters for degrees (including D.D. 
for Potter) read in Convocation, but vetoed by the Proctors because they had 
not been previously acquainted with the contents. Has received a coin of 
Claudius, found at Laurence Waltham, Berks ; also copy of inscription from a 
Throgmorton's tomb at Pauler's-Pury near Towcester. ' Y e L d . Leominster 
who lives at Easton near Towcester has y e best Collection of Ancient Marble 
Statues, bigger than y e Life, that perhaps are anywhere in being, w ch once 
belong'd to y e L d . Arundel, who collected the Marbles in our Theatre Yard. 5 
Particulars of Dr. Mill's Prolegomena. ' Most people here are angry with Mr. 
Grabe for pitching on so small a Letter in comparison to what he once resolv'd 
to have, & for putting the 1st volume (w ch will be 70 sheets only) at so high a 
Price. I am told Dr. Bentley has advie'd him to this, and y* the Booksellers 
are well pleas'd with it, designing to break y e form & to print it in octavo the 
same time 'tis printing off in Folio ; for w ch reason they have contriv'd it in 


[1706 : 

Before the first Book of Wandalin de Jure Regio in Bibl. Bodl. Bp. 
Barlow has y e following memorandum, viz. 

Hoc Joh. Wandalini Opus de Jure Regio, pro Amicitia & benevolentia sua 
singulari, (ea qua par est gratitudine asterno recolenda) Tho. Lincolniensi 
dono dedit (xij Gal. Decern. Anno ciodclxxix) Petrus nuper (quam 
nollem infaustum illud nuper) Griffenfeldiae comes illustrissimus, magnusque & 
meritissimus Daniae Cancellarius, et (aemulis fatoque nequicquam reluctantibus) 
Vir optimus & doctissimus, Daniae suae prius ornamentum, nunc triste deside- 
rium, [he was banish'd because of his aspiring to the Grown, as I am told] et 
10 (quod nullus dubito) a posteritate sero venerandus. 

April 2 (Tu.). About King Alfred's Works of Learning see John 
Fox's Preface to y e four Saxon Gospels, inter Codd. MSS. Laud. G. 5. — 
Perhaps Weycock mention'd above p. 57. is no more than the Saxon 
word, Fic-rtop, w cn signifies, a Fort, Camp, or place of Encamping. — 
D r . Royse . . . was reckon' d a good florid Preacher, & it happening 
that y e Earl of Berkley being at Oxon when he preach'd one time at 
S*. Maries took particular Notice of him, & (as I think) made him his 
Chaplain. After w cl1 living at London some time, he got to preach at 
Lincoln's In for D r . Tillotson, by w cn means he became acquainted with 

20 him. About w cn time (viz. a little after y e Revolution) he by y e Recom- 
mendation either of y e Earl of Berkley or D r . Tillotson was made Chap- 
lain to King W m and went along with him in his Irish Expedition. A 
little after this D r . Sancroft with Others of his Brethren (who would not 
swear Allegiance to y e Prince of Orange as King of England) were 
depriv'd, & D r . Tillotson succeeding ArchbP. Sancroft, D r . Royse was 
made his Domestick Chaplain, from whom he rec d the Rich Living of 
Newington in Oxofishire w°h had been possess'd by D r . Maurice, (who 
was made Margaret Professor but died (to y e Regret of all good Men) 
before he had an opportunity of Reading) & a little after he got from that 

30 Dutch pretended King the Deanery of Bristol, vacant by y e Death of y e 
Stout and Loyal M r . Thompson. Not long after this D r . Say Provost of 
Oriel Dying, some of y e Fellows with whom Royse us'd to drink got a 
Majority together at Mother Shepherds at Heddington, where they 
agreed to choose D r . Royse, & not M r . Davenant, who was always 
1 look'd upon by y e Men of Learning, and Integrity in y e University to 
be y e fittest for Provost. When he was at London he was a Lecturer at 
S*. Swithun's, by London Stone, w c h (I believe) he held 'till he was Elected 
Provost. He is a man of good Parts, ready Elocution, and some Learn- 
ing. He was always fam'd for good Eating and Drinking, [&c.]. — 

40 D r . Charlett commonly called the Gazzeteer or Oxford Intelligencer & 
by some (I know not for what reason) Troderam was originally of Trinity 
College, where he became Scholar of the House, and after his taking the 
Degree of Bachelor of Arts was made one of y e Collectors. As soon as 
Master of Arts he was noted for the variety of his Correspondents and 
Acquaintance, as well as magnificent way of Living. He became Fellow 
of that College when D r . Dobson the present President left it. He was 
in some time after a Pro-Proctor and was very active in y e Discharge of 

1 In these times not now (1709) it being certain that he is a malicious, ill-natur'd 
Person, no Friend to the University, a mean Scholar & mortally hated in the College. 
(See hereafter in 1709. under Julij 19 0 .) 

April 1-3.] 


y* Office. The next Year he was one of y e Head Proctors, & in y e Long- 
Vacation made an Excursion into Scotland, where he was kindly receiv'd 
& nobly Entertain d by S r . George Mackenzy & others of Note & Learn- 
ing. Some years after the Mastership of University College being void 
(and those who were fittest for it in y e College declining the Trouble and 
Expense of it) he was at last thought upon, and by y e Interest of D r . 
Hudson, & one or two more, was Elected Master. At his first coming to 
y* College, he laid out two or three Hundred lib 8 , upon y e Lodgings, & 
he kept up y e Discipline & Exercise of y e House very well, by w cil means 
it flourish'd equally to any House in y e University; but afterwards it de- 10 
clin'd very much partly by y e Remissness of y e Master, & partly by D r . 
Hudson's quitting his Pupils when he was made the Bodlejan Library 
Keeper. He is a man of a strange Rambling Head, much addicted to 
maintain Correspondence, to hear and tell news in Company w clx he is 
seldom free from. But of him perhaps more hereafter. 

April 3 (Wed.). Remember to tell D r . Hudson of an Error in his 
Notes upon Dionys. in the Life of Ancus Marcius, where he quotes Livy 
in this manner Tellenis Fidenaque, whereas it should be Tellenis Fi'canaque, 
& so Sigonius has corrected Dionysius, but y e D r . does not take notice of 
it. — On Monday last was a meeting of y e Heads of Houses in y e Apo- 20 
dyterium of y e Convocation House about a Letter sent to our University 
from the University of Francfort upon the Oder inviting them to celebrate 
the secular day of the Foundation of their University, w 0 ^ will happen in 
this month, it being now just two Hundred years since that University 
was Founded. The Result of this Meeting was y* they should not send 
any Representatives as they had done at Cambridge, but that the day 
should be solemniz'd in our Theatre with Speeches verses & musick, 
& some of the Great Men of y e s d University of Franckfoort should have 
eundem Gradum dignitatem & Honorem conferr'd upon them by Diploma 
in this our University. It was objected at y e Meeting y* y e Form of y e 30 
Diplomas was very mean & ordinary (as all confess'd it was) yet it was 
carried y* y e usual Form should be retain'd upon Account of it's Antiquity. 
It was moreover agreed upon at y e Meeting that a Letter should be writ 
to his Excellency Ezechiel Spanheim to know the Names and Degrees of 
y e Chief Magistrates in y* University, & D r . Woodroff was pleas'd to offer 
his Service in y fc Matter, w 0 ^ was accepted of. — D r . Charlett has turn'd 
off his famous Boy (call'd Davus in the verses upon him & M r . Percival 
w 0 * 1 I have inserted at y e End of the last vol.) for several Pranks w cil he 
had plaid, & particularly for one that was put in the Review & Observator 
viz. his getting drunk one night at New-College, & lighting his Master 40 
home with a Silver Tankard instead of a Dark Lantern. — This day at 
one a Clock was a Convocation for admitting new Proctors in room of those 
of the last year : when M r . Bickley the former Senior Proctor made (as 
usual) a proper Speech ; but he being but an indifferent Orator (however 
otherwise a man of good sense) he came off somewhat to the Discredit 
of himself and University, there being a great number of Auditors, ex- 
pecting to have had something extraordinary; whereas there was nothing 
remarkable in his Relation of the last years Transactions (but y e New 
Building of Christ Church upon occasion of w 0 * 1 he mention'd the Palace 
going forward at Woodstock, & thought y* the Duke of Marlborough 5° 



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might look with an invidious Eye upon this at Christ Church if finish'd as 
successfully as began) : And whereas formerly there was always among 
other things a short History at this time given of the State of Learning in 
the University for y e year past, & what Books of Note had been printed 
or carrying on, he wholly omitted this particular, as he did divers others 
w clx should have been hinted at. After he had finish'd the New Proctors, 
viz. M r . Carter of Oriel and M r . Cranck of Trinity were admitted; but 
whether they will stand up for y e Privileges of y e University as their Pre- 
decessors did, is much doubted, the latter being (as I have already for- 

10 merly observ'd) a Man who is for siding with both Parties, I mean Whigg 
and Tory, and not declaring directly for either. — D r . Lancaster, D r . 
Waugh and D r . Gibson were all poor Children, Taberders and afterwards 
Fellows of Queen's College. The first of these viz. Lancaster, when 
Bachelor of Arts, was sent by S r . Joseph Williamson, then Secretary of 
State, into France, where he accomplish'd himself, & upon his Return he 
prosecuted his Studies in Queen's College. When he stood for his Master 
of Arts Degree, one M r . Clark of All-Souls (one of y e Proctors & a pert, 
ignorant Fellow,) denied his Grace. But when it came to be put to - 
vote in the Congregation, he carried it against y e Proctors, there being 

20 nothing but trifling Objections made against him. In the first year of his 
Regency & two or three years afterwards, he had a mighty Reputation for 
a Preacher, w cl1 Character he might have still maintain'd, if he had kept 
less Company, and taken as much pains as he did formerly. When he 
was a Junior Fellow he liv'd some time as Chaplain to y e Earl of Denbigh ; 
but in a little time return'd to y e College, & became Tutor to several young 
Gentlemen, & particularly to a Younger Son of .y* Earl's. A little while 
after this 'twas his good fortune to be remov'd from Oxford (where for y e sake 
of good Company he neglected most of his Business) to y e Bp. of London, 
& became his Domestick Chaplaine. W T hile he was with y e Bishop, he 

3° got y e Rich Parsonage of S*. Martin's from his Lordship, & some years 
afterwards was made Provost of Queen's, w c k Election was controverted, 
as being directly against y e Statutes of y e College. A little after this he 
was made (by y e Bp. of London) Archdeacon of Middlesex. He has 
publish'd some Sermons &c. The second D r . Waugh w r as a plain, 
popular Preacher, & a great Tutor. * He was Proctor of the University & 
not long after fell in league with a Widow, the Relict of one M r . Fiddes 
(the Son of old M r . Fiddes Minister of Brightwell) upon w clx being 
necessitated to leave y e College, he, by y e Interest of some Friends 
in London, got a Lectureship in S*. Bride's, & by y e means of D r . Lan- 

40 caster supply'd one of y e Chapells of Ease in SV Martin's Parish. Now 
it being known to y e ArchbP. of Cant. & others that he had been all along 
a Favourer of y e Whiggs upon the Promotion of the most Worthy D r . 
Beveridge, that self-designing Party (who never regard any but those of 
their own gang) procur'd for him of y e Queen y e Good Living of S*. Peter's; 
Cornhill. He preach'd and printed Bp. Bull's Consecration Sermon, & 
'tis said that (to augment the Number of Low-Church men in y e Convo- 
cation House) he has the promise of an Archdeaconry after y e Death 
of one M r . Staino l . The third D r . Gibson when he was under- 

1 Note that this M r . Stainoe was Fellow of Trinity College, & a noted Preacher 
whilst at Oxford. He married a jolly fat Daughter of one Haslewood an Apothecary 

April 3.] 


graduate or just Bachelor of Arts was by D r . Mill put upon publishing 
the Chronicon Saxonicum, w cn tho' the first by the Revisal of y e said D r . 
was better y 11 any of his other Performances. After this to gratify one 
Cruttenden (a broken Printer and a great Acquaintance of D r . Charlett's) 
he apply'd him self to y e Publication of Quintilian ; in w cn if he had sub- 
mitted himself to y e Directions of D r . Mill he might have made a very 
good Edition of y* Author ; but seeing this (being likely to take up a 
great deal of time) did not suit with y e Interest of Cruttenden, he left 
D r . Mill & quite broke with him upon y fc occasion, & in a little time gave 
us an Edition of Quintilian, w cn had no great matter done to it. Some 10 
time I think before this he published a Catalogue of MSS ts w cn he 
inscribed Bibliotheca Tennisoniana, & dedicated to D r . Tennison, whereas 
these MSS ts were really the IA Clarendon's, w cn he purchas'd in Ireland 
when IA Deputy there. To w cn is added a Catalogue of Sir W m . Dug- 
dale's MSS. in y e Ashmolean Museum. Not long after this, when some 
Roguish Booksellers had a Design to cheat y e World, with a new Edition 
of Camden's Britannia in English (which they pretended should be all 
translated anew with great Accuracy, & inlarg'd with considerable Addi- 
tions & Curious Remarks) he was thought fit to be made the supervisor & 
Corrector of that Work, & to this End he went purposely to London, & 20 
had all y e Papers relating to it put into his Hands. Of what value they 
were 'tis not certain, but excepting what y e Learned M r . Llhuyd of y e 
Ashmolean Museum did there is nothing of any great moment appearing 
throughout the whole Book. Before or a little after his being made 
Fellow of Queen's College, upon y e score & merits of his flattering & 
unjust Dedication of y e above s d Catalogue of MSS ts to D r . Tennison, he 
was made Keeper of y e Library at Lambeth, & liv'd in D r . Tennison's 
(then Arch b P.) Family, & within a while after was made one of his 
Domestick Chaplains, the Arch^P having two more at y e same time, viz. 
D r . Hody and D r . Greene. Sometime after his Coming to Lambeth he 3° 
kept a fair Correspondence with some considerable men in y e Church, 
such as D r . Hooper Parson of Lambeth and afterwards Bp. of Bath and 
Wells. But upon the unhappy Distinction of High and Low Church Men, 
and y e Debates arising in y e lower House of Convocation, he struck in 
with y e Low Church Party, as being most able to prefer him, and writ a 
great many Pamphletts about y e said Controversy relating to y e Convo- 
cation : by w°h Party he was look'd upon to be so meritorious especially 
in y e Eyes of the Archbishop (who commonly sees with other Peoples 
Eyes) that he got to be precentor of Chichester (that being an Option of 
y e Archbishop's) & afterwards by the Interest of a Parcel of Whiggs in 4° 
that Church was made Canon Residentiary, and about y e same time 
obtain'd the Rich Living of Lambeth, and half a Lectureship at S*. 
Martin's in y e Fields. Note yt y e abovesaid D r . Green was a little 
spruce smugg'd fac'd & formal Court Chaplain to S r . Stephen Fox, & it 
may be by him was recommended to the abovesaid ArchbP. to be his 
Chaplain. By his Sneaking and Cringing (for nobody knew of any other 
Merits that he had) he insinuated himself mightily into y e favour of y e 
ArchBP, & was by him recommended to be Master of Bennett College in 

in Oxford, & after y k got a Living in London. He has printed some Sermons, & a 
Book in 8 V0 . the title whereof is * * * 


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Cambridge of w cl1 both himself and y e Arch^P were. The Fellows of 
that College, as to y e Majority of them, being willing to gratify the great 
and heavy man at Lambeth made choice of him to be their Master, to y e 
Regret of all men of Learning and Probity in y t University. Either 
before or a little after this he was made by y e Archbishop to be one of y e 
Prebendaries of Canterbury. & to strengthen his Interest among y e Whiggs 
married a sister of D r . Trimnell's. 

Apr. 4 (Th.). Just publish'd A Letter to M r . Dodwell, wherein all 
y e Arguments in his Epistolary Discourse agt y e Immortality of y e Soul 

10 are particularly answered, & y e Judgm* of y e Fathers concerning y fc 
Matter truly represented, by Sam. Clarke, M.A. Chaplain to y e Bp. of 
Norwich. 8°. 'Twas written in hast, & therefore divers things are 
omitted ; but there are several good Observations in it, & if w* he says 
be true M r . Dodwell has all along misrepresented y e Fathers. — D r . 
Haley was originally of All-Souls College, first a Querister then Clerk 
& then Fellow there : afterwards he went along w^ S r . William Trum- 
ball in y e Quality of his Chaplain, when he was made King Charles II ds 
Envoy to Constantinople. He also accompanied him in Quality of 
Chaplain when he was Envoy to France. Upon y e Revolution, he was 

20 made Camp Chaplain in his Expedition into Flanders, and after y* 
Rector of S*. Giles's in the Fields (Lond.) and at length Dean of 
Chichester. He has publish'd some Sermons in English, and one in 
Latin w cl1 was preach'd before y e Lower House of Convocation, by w ch 
anyone may see that 'twas something else than Merits that advanc'd 
him. I think 'twas this D r . who call'd D r . Willis from his Fellowship 
at All-Souls (who was originally of Wadham) to be imploy'd as a 
Preacher under him at London. By the Interest of D r . Haley and his 
Friends, this Dr. Willis was recommended to King William as well 
qualified to accompany him as Camp-Chaplain in one other, or more 

30 expeditions, into Flanders. He was Sub-Tutor to the Duke of Glocester, 
Bp. Burnett being chief. Now being improv'd in Impudence and all 
Arts of Insinuation, and being a Man of true Revolution Principles, to 
the Surprise of all good Men, he attain'd the Deanry of Lincoln, and 
a little while after got a great Living w c h was either in y e Disposal of 
y e Dean or y e Dean and Chapter of y* Church. He has likewise 
printed some Sermons and other Pamphletts in English, and one 
Sermon in Latin, preach'd before y e Lower House of Convocation. By 
w cb anyone may see that he is hardly fit to be a Country Curate or 
School-Master. — D r . Trimnell was a Clergyman's Son, I think in 

40 Huntingdonshire, & was bred at W m . of Wickham's School at Win- 
chester, where he had two Brothers also ; & they all three became 
Fellows of New-College. He had another Brother at Eaton who was 
afterwards Fellow of King's College in Cambridge. When the s d D r . 
Trimnell was at New College he was look'd upon as a very sober 
studious and ingenious Man, & by some means was recommended to y e 
late Earl of Sunderland in King James's time to be a Tutor to his Son 

April 4. Kent to H. Consults H. about a poor woman who has been ex- 
communicated for above sixteen years, & whom he is trying to reduce to submis- 
sion by stopping the contributions of the charitable. Messages to T. Cherry, &c. 

April 3-6.] 



the present Earl of Sunderland, The first Preferment he had was a 
Parsonage in Northamptonshire w cn he resign'd to one M r . Downes 
Fellow of New College (who has printed a Sermon preach'd before y e 
University of Oxon) upon y e score of marrying his Sister as 'twas 
generally believ'd* Afterwards y e Doctor got to be Prebendary of 
Norwich, & has an Archdeaconry, as I take it y* of Norwich. He 
married a Daughter of D r . Talbot Bp. of Oxon, w cn if he had not done 
'tis very probable he might have been Warden of New College upon 
the Decease of D r . TrafBes. For upon y e Election he lost it but by one 
Vote, and several who were against him declar'd they would have been 10 
for him if he had not been married. He has printed one if not more 
Sermons. He seems to be a fair condition'd Man, & one of the best 
of all y 6 Whiggish or Low-Church Party. — Being with D r . Charlett 
this Afternoon he confess'd he was sent for up to London upon 
Account of a Paper he shew'd to M r . Beauchamp . . . who reported 
that y e Master could prove y e particulars, whereas he only shew'd it as 
a piece of News not at all vouching for y e Truth thereof. But w* the 
Issue of his Journey was I could not gather from him ; only thus much 
I perceive that he is afraid of being prosecuted, & for yt reason designs 
to wait upon the Bp. of Worcester who is great y e Bp. of Sarum, & 20 
to tell him y e Truth of y 6 Matter. 

Apr. 5 (Fri.). The Natural Immortality of y e soul asserted and 
proved from Scripture and Primitive Antiquity, in Answer to a Book 
written by M r . Dodwell, Entit. The Distinction betw. Soul & Spirit. 
A sheet of this I saw to day composed, & 'tis printing at y e Theatre. 
M r . Mills corrects it. Quaere whether he be not Author? — Just 
publish'd Dr. Charlott's Letter to Mr. Percival, with Mr. Percival's 
Answer, price 2 d . 'Tis y e same thing inserted at y e End of y e pre- 
ceding Vol. — To shew w* a Disciplinarian D r „ Mill is (after all his 
talk) it may be observ'd that he advis'd M r . Pearce his Vice-Principal 30 
to go and sit as Member of the Convocation when the Proctors were 
admitted, tho' he has not been yet made Regent ; w cn accordingly he 
did, & y e D r . commends him for it. — Some days since departed this 
Life S r . Walter Clergis Baront after a long Indisposition of y e 
Dropsy. — D r . Mill when he went to Woodstock to wait upon the 
Duke of Marlborough (with y e rest of his Oxoii Brethren) address'd him- 
self in the following Manner to y e Duke, viz. 

Great Sir we are hither come Whom most Men Johny Mill do call, 

For to behold Your Stately Dome, And purposely to wait upon your Grace 

And complement Your self & Dear, Our Noble Patron, & Lord of this place, 40 

For y e Venison we had last year : Have left my Testament i' th' lurch, 

I am y e Principal of Edmund Hall, As some years since I did y 6 Church. 

Apr. 6 (Sat.). Dionysius Hal. does not make y e two Persons who 
assassinated Tarquinius Priscus, to be Shepherds (as Livy does) but 
onely to have been pastoralibus indutos vectibus, & armatos falcibus 
lignatorijs. — A Certain Gentleman of Dublin (I think) discoursing 

April 6. F. Bache to H. Letter of thanks to H. and the authorities of 
the University and Library ; presents a book. 



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wth M r . Dodwell upon y e Case of Jaddus mention'd in Josephus, M r . 
Dodwell communicated to him y e following note out of y e Samaritan 
Chronicle, amongst D r . Huntingdon's MSS ts . viz. M r . Dodwell thinks it 
of Importance to render y e Story of Jaddus suspicious, because it ap- 
pears from hence yt the Samaritans apply' d y e Substance of y 6 same 
story to y eir High Priest. This chronicle is writ in y e Samaritan 
Language, & D r . Bernard having read it over and made some collections 
communicated them to M r . Dodwell. — M>. John Gardiner, Bachelor 
of Physick of University College, has writ a Book abt y e Circulation of 
xo y© Bloud. — S r . Edm. Warcupp was in y e year 1699 entred of Uni- 
versity College, & for sometime kept a Name in y e Buttery Book ; at 
w clx time D r . Charlett (one of his Admirers) was sponsor for Discharge 
of his Battles. — D r . Crakanthorp writ a Book agt a Book of the 
ArchbP. of Spalato's, publish'd by way of Retractation after y e ArchbP. left 
England; but D r . Couzin pag. 12. of his Book de Sacr. Symbolis & vera 
prsesentia X ti in Sacram. Euch. shews yt y e said ArchbP. never retracted 
his former Opinions nor writ any such Book, but died in defence of y e 
Doctrines w c h he had maintain'd in his other Writings. 

Apr. 7 (Sun.). The good Living of Adderbury in Oxoflshire be- 

20 coming vacant upon the Death of D r . Beau, Bp. of Landaff, and it being 
to be dispos'd of by Vote by the Fellows of New-College (to w c h it 
belongs) M>. Loggans, Bachelor of y e Civil Law, Chancellor of Sarum 
and Fellow of yt House was one of those who stood for it & carried it 
by one Vote, to y e great Amazement of the whole university & Resent- 
ment of all good Men, he not taking orders 'till this time when he was 
above 50 years of Age, & being so void of Parts and Learning, that as 
'tis said by some sober, understanding Persons he is not able to read 
the Common-Prayer ; w c h he is so conscious of that he designs to do 
no dutys at y e Place himself, but to keep one there for yt End : his 

30 design in going into Orders being for nothing else but to inlarge his 
Purse, not to do God service. And tho' all this could not but be well known 
by Bp. Burnett, yet he ordain'd him w til out any Scruple that I can hear 
of. To such a Height of Wickedness is the World grown! — 
This Morning preached at St. Marie's D r . Hall Bp. of Bristol upon these 
words, my yoke is easy and my Burden is light, shewing from thence how 
easy a thing it is for any man to obey and follow all the Commands & 
Injunctions of X*, if he do but apply himself chearfully and willingly, & 
w*h yt love he has for other things, to y e Performance of them. — 
Dr. Charlett tells me that he thinks Mr. Mills to be the Undertaker of 

40 ye Book, a sheet whereof I saw at y e Theatre Press, agt M r . Dodwell ; 
because he talk'd to him that he would write such a thing. — M r . 
Collins (with whom I was this afternoon) is of opinion that M r . Dod- 
well is in the right about y e natural mortality of y e soul, & said he would 
be so 'till some better Answer come out y n yt written by M r . Clark. 
He told me that M r . Hen. Stubbs was mov'd chiefly to write against y e 
Royal Society, because he was not admitted Fellow of it ; w c h if he had 
been, he would have us'd his Pen in Defence. — S r . Walter Clarges 
Son of S r . Thomas Clarges, who was once an Apothecary in London, 
Burgess for y e university of Oxon, and was Brother in Law to General 

50 Monke, who married his Sister. 

April 6-9.] 

VOLUME IX, PAGES 100-110. 


Apr. 8 (Mon.). M r . Bingham, lately Fellow of University College, 
has just publish'd a Book in 8°. call'd The Apology of the French Church 
for y e Church of England; w ch - he has dedicated to y e ArchbP. of 
Canterbury, but does not in y e least complement him ; & I believe yt 
y e ArchbP. will grumble at his Writing ag* Dissenters, whom he (like a 
2 d Abbot) encourages & protects as much as possibly he can. 

Apr. 9 (Tu.). D r . Woodroff did not write y e Letter sent to Baron 
Spanheim cone, the celebration of y e Foundation of the university of 
Francfurt, but y e Vice-Chancellor himself. 'Twas well rec d by his 
Excellency & he gave his Opinion that our University took the best way, 
& y e Duke of Ormond seem'd at last satisfied tho' at first he seem'd 
something concern'd that we should not do as Cambridge had done. 
Which as it would have cost the University 6 or 700 lib s . and perhaps 
have created some Difference about Precedence, so would it not have 
been so great an Honour as w* has been resolv'd upon. — Memorandum 
yt when Tully's Epistles are reprinted a little Piece is to be taken out of 
Morhoffms's Book de conscribendis Epistolis, w ch has this Title, viz. 
pag. 284, Exempla Epistolarum secundum causarum genera e Cicerone 
collecta. — D r . Barton, originally Scholar and Fellow of Corpus X** 
Coll. when in Oxon was reckon'd a pretty good Scholar, but a man of 
a morose severe Temper, & a little Puritannically inclin'd. He was made 
Chaplain to M r . Foley when Speaker of the House of Commons, and 
upon y e House's Petition, as is usual for y 6 Chaplain, was made Pre- 
bendary of Westminster. He has also a Good Living in Southwark, 
w cl1 it may be he rec d from one of y e L d . Keepers. He has publish'd 
some Sermons. D r . Hallifax, originally Scholar & Fellow of Corpus 
X fci of the same Puritanical stamp with y e former, was at Smyrna for 
some time, and copied y e Inscriptions at Palmyra, w c k were publish'd in 
y e Philosophical Transactions, w th notes, w c k are full of Faults. He 
was likewise Chaplain to Foley when Speaker of y 6 House of Com- 
mons, & tho' the House petition'd for him, yet 'twas his Fortune to get 
nothing : whereas one Galloway, originally of Hart-Hall, who was a 
most notorious stupid Blockhead, without one Grain of Learning, for 
being Foley's Chaplain, when Speaker, got to be Prebendary of Wor- 
cester; w ch to y e scandal of all Worthy men he still enjoys. He 
(D r . Hallifax) translated De Chale's Euclid, whereof there are two or 
three Impressions. 

[Notes on Livy XXVII. 24 and XXXVIII. 25. from Caesar de Bell. Civ. III. 
98, and de Bell. Gall. I. 46, ed. Davies. (108-109.)] . . . 

A Gentleman this Afternoon shew'd me a Coyn of M. Aurelius Vic- 
torinus, of the lesser Brass viz. imp. victorinvs p. f. avg. Victorini 
Caput radiat. R salvs avg. Fig. stans, dex. serpentem, cui Pateram 
sinistra porrigit. — There is a Book going under y e Name of Gorallus, 
w°k is a fictitious Name for Joannes Clericus. See Baile's Dictionary. 
— Remember to tell D r . Hudson that he has made a Reference in 
pag. 233. Vol. 1. of Dionysius to the Notes at y e End of the. Work 
concerning Vicus Ordius, where however is nothing said aW it. — 
M r . Milles coming to see D r . Hudson this Afternoon, the D r . told him 
he heard he had a Book in y e Press in Answer to M r . Dodwell. When 



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M r . Milles did not frankly own it, but seem'd to shuffle about it, the 
D r . told him that he had it from three several Persons of good credit, 
& that moreover common fame made him y e Author of it. To which 
Milles reply'd that this was only their Conjectures, & that common 
Fame was often a Lyar. Then says the Doctor to him, if you do not 
own the Book why do you not disown it, & free your self from y e 
Reflections yt some Men make, yt it was not fair in you who are 
honour'd with M r . Dodwell's Friendship, not to propose your Objec- 
tions agt his Book to him by way of letter, before you make them 

io Publick. To this he answer'd that seeing M r . Dodwell had made his 
Book publick it was fitting the Answer should be as publick too ; & yt 
M r . Dodwell could not well object against it, seeing he was treated by 
the Author (whoever he was) with y e greatest Respect and candor 
imaginable ; & yt 'twas so far from being any prejudice to M r . Dod- 
well, that it would be a means to keep off others from falling more 
severely upon him. After this the D r . told him yt if he had taken his 
advice, he should not have meddled with M r . Dodwell : for he thought 
it not only unfair to deal so with a Friend but likewise that it would not 
turn to any Good Account to himself. For he might be sure that y e 

20 Christ Church Men & others, who are already incens'd against him, 
would severely criticise upon his Performance, & expose it all that 
possibly they could. To w ch Milles reply'd that the Author had com- 
municated what he had writ to two or three Friends whose Judgm* he 
could rely upon & y* everything was so nicely weigh'd & well con- 
sider'd, that he fear'd no Body's Censure, & would court no Man's 
favour; & did not in y e least doubt but it would be unanswerable. 
After this the Dr. told him that he had heard that M r . Milles should 
say that M r . Dodwell had not quoted so much as one Father fairly ; to 
w ch Milles did agree. Upon w ch the D r . told him, yt he believ'd M*. 

30 Dodwell was a person of yt Honesty and Integrity that he would not 
willingly so impose upon y e World, & yt he was moreover of such 
Abilities, & so well vers'd in y e Fathers, that he could not imagine M r . 
Dodwell should be so much mistaken. To this Milles reply'd That in 
a little time men would be convinc'd of y e Truth of what he said. 
The D r . talk'd with him no more on that Topick, but then ask'd him 
how big this Answer would be. He said near upon as big as M r . 
Dodwell's Book : to w cl1 the D r . said no more, but only express'd his 
Wonder that so great a Book should be w T rit in so short a time, & yt if 
he (Milles) was the Author of it yt he should have so much leisure as 

40 to make Visits. To w c k he said, that the D r . did not well consider 
how much time he had to himself yet. From all this the D r . cannot 
bring himself to believe that Milles is the Author, but rather Humphrey 
Hody, who was in Town just at y e time the Book was put to y e Press ; 
& yt Milles to court y e favour of y e People at Lambeth has offer' d his 
service to y e D r . to correct his Book. (The D r . is willing that this 
should be communicated to M r . Dodwell for his own private use.) 

Apr. 10 (Wed.). I am inform'd that M r . Oddy y e Gentleman who 
designs to put out an Edition of Dion Cassius lives in London, was 
never bred at any university (his Father being a Fanatick) that he is 

50 about 33 or 34 years of Age, has been a very hard Student, has 

April 9-12 ] 

VOLUME IX, PAGES 110-120= 

Excellent natural Parts, is a great master of the Greek Tongue & very 
well skill' d in Sacred & Prophane History, & yt he is of different 
Principles from his Father. But quaere more? — Just published, A 
Book call'd Justice done to Humane Souls in a short view of M r . 
Dodwell's Book Entit. An Epistolary Discourse, proving the Soul to 
be a Principle Naturally mortal &c. In a Letter to a Friend by John 
Turner, D.D. Vicar of Greenwich. 

[Query, whether four books named are in the Public Library ?] . . . 

Apr. 11 (Th.). The Proclamation for silencing y e Episcopal Clergy 
in Scotland is as rigorous against y m as if they had been declared 
Exiles. — M r . Percival told me last night that there are 4 or 5 Persons 
engag'd in writing the Book printing in the Theatre against M r . Dod- 
well. Quaere whether White of Wadham be not one of them ? I am 
sure he is consulting Books abt ye Soul. — Meeting accidentally this 
day with two Young Gentlemen, they told me they call'd a day or two 
since in their way to Oxofi upon M r . Dodwell, with whom talking upon 
the Subject of his New Book, he told them he had just then rec d 
M r . Clark's Letter to him, & was reading of it over, & w th all said that 
he (M r . Clark) had dealt very disingenuously by him. — Just come out 
a Book call'd The Rights of the Christian Church asserted against the 
Independent Power of the Romish and all other Priests : in w cl1 Book 
are some things against M r . Dodwell's Preface to his Defence of the 
Vindication of y e Depriv'd Bp s . shewing that he is in a great Error 
about the first Bp s of our English Reformation, & yt his Notion ab fc the 
Civil Magistrate's having no Authority to deprive Bp s for Political 
Crimes cannot be reconcil'd with wt was done at yt time. — 'Tis only 
the first Part, & I am told by M r . Clements that D r . Tyndal of All- 
Souls is Author, whom he saw present one in London to a Friend of 
his of y e same Principles wth the Doctor. 

April 12 (Fri.). As soon as D r . Hudson was made Bursar of Uni- 
versity College, he took care to regulate divers disorders relating to his 
Office, w cl1 had crept in by y e Remissness (I suppose) of some of his Pre- 
decessors. But amongst these laudable Undertakings is chiefly to be 
mention'd the College Garden w cl1 having been almost ruinated & quite 
out of Repair, he order'd to be cover'd with Green TurrT, planted with 
Trees & flowers, & the Walks to be gravell'd, to the great Beauty of y e 
Place & Satisfaction of the rest of y e Fellows : & there was no one of y e 
College appear'd at present displeas'd w th it but y e Master ; w c]l perhaps 
being known to one Robinson (a Commoner of yt House, & Nephew to 
M r . Smith lately senior Fellow & now in London, who it seems was 
always averse to this Reform) a day or two after it was finish'd with two 
or three more of y e College got into y e Garden in y e Night time, pull'd 
up some of y 6 Ews spoil'd others, & did other Mischief, to y e no small 
Grief of y e Doctor & ye rest of y e Fellows ; it being such a piece of 
Malice as one would think could not enter into the thoughts of any 
person of common Breeding, & indeed seldom or never heard of in the 
University, but in y s College, where they have had some other Instances 
of y e same Nature, & have had some lads noted for this Diabolical 
Wickedness ; & w th out doubt 'twas from them M r . Robinson was in- 




structed, he being reckon'd at first a civil modest Youth, & to be very 
good natur'd. One reason w°h instigated him I hear is because the D r . 
and the rest of y e Society had taken care y* all the undergraduates & 
Bachelors should dine and sup in the Hall, or to undergo a penalty for 
it, w c h it seems had been neglected before, to the disgrace somew* of the 
College, this being a proviso in all College and Hall Statutes, & if kept 
up redounds much to y e Honour of y e University. — A Book in Arabick 
written by Abdollatiphi, containing a compendious History of Egypt was 
begun to be translated by D r . Pocock and printed at y e Theatre in 

10 Bp. Fell's time at y e Expense of D? Marshall Rector of Lincoln College, 
& was a pretty wayadvanc'd ; but on a sudden y e Bp. having an occasion 
for y e Latin Letter the Book stop'd, w ch - so vex'd the good old Man D r . 
Pocock y* he could never be prevail'd to go on any farther. Neither 
would D r . Hyde, tho' often desir'd by D r . Aldrich when Vice-Chancellor, 
finish the same, unless somebody would give him a good Sum of Money 
for it ; w cn was highly resented by the said D r . Aldrich, who still offers 
to be at y e Expense of Finishing y e Book. — Remember to look upon 
the MS* of Pomponius Mela in New College Library, & see w* Age it 
is. A gentleman of Exeter is preparing a new Edition of it, & I am told 

20 has six maps already Engrav'd for it. I am Hold the Gentleman is M r . 
Reynolds who has a Brother Fellow of Corpus X*i & another Fellow of 
Baliol. He is a Schoolmaster in y e Country. 

April 13 (Sat.). D r . Hudson ad pag. 271. of Dionys. Hal. thinks y* 
the Vatican MS. reads OvivbUios rightly for OvivBl<r}s. W c h is wrong, 
Plutarch having OvivdiKr}s also : and Sigonius and Vossius (in his Ety- 
molog.) have remark'd that Vindex in Livy is to be read for Vindicius. 
— In Arch. Bod. B. 2. Is the Apocalyps in French & English Illuminations, 
w 0 * 1 are remarkable, but are but grossly done. 

April 14 (Sun.). Dr. William Lloyd the Depriv'd Bp. of Norwich had 

30 a son died lately (named John Lloyd) of the small Pox, being about 30 
years of Age. Fie was a Gentleman of great Hopes, being a Barrister at 
Law, in w cn he had obtain'd great Skill. His death happen'd about a 
fortnight after he had married a Daughter of D r . Humphreys Bp. of 
Hereford. His Father D r . Lloyd, who was of S*. John's in Camb. as 
was also his Son, is a Person of Excellent Learning, Primitive Christianity 
&c. as may be seen in the Preface to D r . Hicks's Thesaur. Ling. Sept. 
D r . Humphreys was of Jesus College, is reckon'd a Man of Integrity, & 
highly noted for his Skill in the British Antiquities, as partly appears 
from the Tables Chronological drawn up by him in y e first Vol. of M r . 

April 13. Dr. T. Smith to H. Hopes Mr. Smith, of University, will 
not quit his station there if he can well and fairly keep it. Will send 
H. a copy of his letter to Dr. Wallis (written Sept. 1690) concerning 
Wood's blunders and injudicious collections out of the Archives, when he 
can light upon it. Remarks on Halley, Thwaites, Hudson, Roman anti- 
quities. Sir W m . Farmor, now L d . Leominster, bought the marbles at Easton 
of the Dowager Duchess of Norfolk (Mrs. Bickerton) for a very inconsider- 
able sum. See Smith's letter to M. Boier, since printed without leave. Any 
truth in the scandalous story concerning Dr. Charlett ? Who is C. Veratius 
Philellen ? Is highly satisfied with Mill's Prolegomena. 

1 This is certain. 

April 12-16 .] \ T 0L UME IX, PA GES 120-130. 


Tyrrell's General History of England. — This day in y e Afternoon 
preach'd at S*. Marie's before y e University. M r . Stevens, Fellow of 
Merton College (to w c h place he was chosen from Corpus X ti Coll.) upon 
Mat. 10. 28. . . . 

The design of w ch Discourse was to prove the Natural Immortality of y e 
soul, & was levell'd particularly against M r . Dodwell, whose Hypothesis he 
said was dangerous and Irreligious. He prov'd his position from the Nature 
of the Soul, which he said is immaterial, it being in his Opinion impossible for 
mater to think. The Arguments for proof of this were no other than w* have 
been before advanc'd by Sir Kenelm Digby, & therefore he need not have 
insisted so much upon them; nor indeed were they much to the purpose in 
confuting M 1 '. Dodwell, since y* learned Man is of opinion that y e Soul is 
neither material nor immaterial but distinct from both & yet dependent upon 
mater. After he had done with this part of his Discourse, he proceeded to 
prove it's natural Immortality from Revelation ; w ch however was but indiffer- 
ently perform'd by him, not confuting one Explication of any one Text of 
Scripture given by M 1 '. Dodwell; but only saying in general that the Scriptures 
were express against him ; as also he insinuated the Fathers were, tho' he did 
not shew it, but only referr'd to M r . Clark's Answer, not doubting but all 
people would be satisfied from thence ; whereas 'tis so far from being a satis- 
factory Discourse, that most people are of opinion that M r . Clark has dealt 
somew* unfairly by M 1 *. Dodwell in y* particular ; and indeed M r . Dodwell 
complains of him on y* Account. Upon the whole he concluded the Soul to 
be a principle naturally immortal, & not immortaliz'd by y e Divine Spirit in 
Baptism, & hinted how easy 'tis for Great and Learned Men to fall into Error, 
when they suffer themselves to be byass'd thro' partiality, or are stiff in main- 
taining opinions not thought off before. 

April 15 (Mon.). D r . Smith tells me of a Piece written handsomely 
& judiciously agt Jac. Gronovius in the ix t]l Tome of Le Clerck's Biblio- 
theque Choisie wch he says is dated at Oxon last Jan. I cannot tell who 
it should be. 'Tis not likely to have been done at Oxon. Perhaps Fa- 
bricius was Author who ows Gronovius a spight for publishing Manetho's 
Apotelesmata, w cl1 Fabricius had undertaken & promis'd before ever 
Gronovius thought of it. . . M r . Owen Master of an Academy (I think 
in Staffordshire) who writ Moderation a vertue & some other things ag* 
M r . Lesley died ab* 10 days agoe. — M r . Jo. Cannel, whom I have 
before mention'd, of Lincoln College, took his A.M.' 8 Degree last Term, 
& is since made Chaplain to my Lord Haversham. 

April 16 (Tu.). Dr. Lloyd late Bp. of Norwich has an Elder Brother 
nam'd Ellis Lloyd, a Gentleman of ab* 900 lib s . per Annum, 300 of w°h 
he had settled upon M r . Lloyd (John) mention'd above, just before he 
married. — Upon y e Decease of D r . Halton Provost of Queen's College, 
Archdeacon of Oxon & Brecknock, his Archdeaconry of Brecknock was 
given to M r . Roger Griffyth, a Person who had been formerly a Presby- 
terian Teacher, & was then come over to y e Church of England. He 

April 17. T. Cherry to H. Wants 1 old shews,' stockings, linen, &c. sent. 
Three more answers to Dodwell forthcoming ; Dodwell is uneasy under Mr. 
Clark's observations, denying that his book can do harm to any. ' He bad me 
desire you would compare the edition of Rinesius's Variae Lectiones by Camer- 
arius . . y e 14 chap. & 3 d Book with the manuscript of Selden's relating to 
Vettius Valence in which book he is often mentioned.' 

vol. 1. 




[1706 : 

never was of any University, w cl1 he thinking then something scandalous, 
there was some motion made for having his Degrees of Bach. & M. of 
Arts given him here ; but finding yt would not take he went to Cam- 
bridge, where he was made Bachelor of Divinity at yt time y e Queen was 
there, & in some time will take that of D r . especially if he be made Bp. 
of Landaff, a thing w c h has been propos'd by the Bp. of Worcester tho' 
not likely to happen yt I can learn as yet. 

April 17 (Wed.). One of the Sceleton's in y e Anatomy Schoole was 
wired by one Wells a Smith in Cat-Street; by w ch he became an 

io Eminent Bone-setter & a good Surgeon. — In y e year 1690 was pub- 
lish'd a Pamphlett (of very good Note) call'd the Judgmt of y e Forreign 
Reformed Churches cone. y e Rites & Offices of y e church of England : 
shewing there is no need of Alterations. The Author N. S. Memoran- 
dum That D r . John Baron (Master of Baliol Col.) made bold with this 
Pamphlet, in a Sermon at S*. Marie's (An Acct whereof I gave at yt 
Time) just when he was a Candidate for y e Margaret Professor's Place. 
Quaere whether M r . Bingham has not also been dabbling in it ? — I am 
told M r . Perks of Corpus Christi College is one of those ingag'd in 
writing an Answer to M r . Dodwell. — Talking this Afternoon w th M r . 

20 Milles about y e said Answer, he denied yt any had a hand in Writing of 
it but one Person, & said y* there were but two who ever saw it, tho' he 
had before told D r . Hudson that 3 or four had perus'd it. He also 
denied yt M r . Perks had look'd any of it over, but 3 or four pages. The 
Author he s d was so familiarly acquainted w*b M r . Dodwell, & had so 
great a Respect for him, yt he took all possible care to avoid abusive 
Language. When I ask'd him why being so much his Friend he did not 
first of all communicate w* he had to say to M r . Dodwell, who perhaps 
might retract some of his Errors in y e New Edition, he gave but a very 
shuffling Answer, & no more y n what he had told D r . Hudson before. 

30 He would not acknowledge himself to be Author, tho' he confess'd him- 
self to have look'd it over, & to have some Hand in it as it was at 
y e Press : upon w c k I told him some people wonder'd he should meddle 
at all wth one who was so much his Friend, especially since he formerly 
vindicated M r . Dodwell's Opinion ; & notw t]l standing this was a different 
Subject, yet some things are to be resolv'd into those principles handled 
in those other Books by M r . Dodwell, & y 6 World would think hardly of 
him upon this Account. To w c h he reply'd that he was still of opinion 
yt ye Civil Magistrate has no Right of Depriving Bp s & would defend M r . 
Dodwell on y* score : w c h is such a piece of Contradiction as can hardly 

40 be parallell'd, himself sometime since telling me he was asham'd of w*- 
he had written formerly on yt subject, & having all along communicated 
wth such Bp s as are Schismatical according to M r . Dodwell's Opinion & 
w* himself had laid Down in his Vindication of y t Learned Man. Upon 
y e whole from w t he said in relation to himself, & especially from his in- 
timating yt y e Author would not answer all (by w ch it should seem he was 
almost weary, much like M r . Milles's manner of proceeding in such 
Cases) as also from part of y e Copy w cJl I saw today being his hand, 
I conclude M r . Milles to be Author, or at least to have a very great Share 
in it. Amongst other things upon this occasion he told me D r . South 

|o was writing an Answer too, w ch would be by way of Appendix to a Book 

April 16-18.] VOLUME IX, PAGES 130-139. 


he is writing against y e Bp. of Gloucester. — Just publish'd, Because 
Iniquity shall abound, y e Love of many shall wax cold. A Sermon 
preached by D r . Burnett Bp. of Salisbury at S*. Sepulchres Church 
London on Easter Monday, 1706. — The Earl of Berkshire died last 
Friday & is succeeded by his Grandson Henry Howard of Elstor in 
Staffordsh., who is not 20 y rs of Age. The Earl died in y e 90^ Year of 
his Age. 

April 18 (Th.). This day was an Election of Fellows at Queen's 
College, when Mr. Hudson, Mr. Todhunter, & M r . Hall were Elected, & 
M r . Matt. Gibson (Brother to M r . John Gibson, one of the present 10 
Fellows) M r . Charnley & M r . Hodgson, were turn'd by, tho' Senior to 
M r . Hall ; w c k is an Irregularity, & w* is resented by some, tho' perhaps 
y e Reason might be because these three had been in y 6 Country, almost 
ever since they were Taberders, coming only to Oxford to keep Terms, 
or sometimes for convenience : whereas Hall & Hudson were constantly 
resident, & so was Todhunter, only a year or two before the Election he 
had serv'd as Curate at Bath. — M r . John Potter of Lincoln College was 
presented this morning to his Degree of D r . of Divinity. He was 
originally Servitor of University College, where he was Pupil first 
to M r . Bateman & upon his Death to M r . Bingham, & rec d some In- 20 
structions from D r . Hudson. Afterwards being Bachelor of Arts he 
was Elected Fellow of Lincoln, & before he took the Degree of 
Master of Arts published a little piece of Plutarch in Greek & Latin 
(upon w c h he was put by D r . Charlett) de Audiendis poetis, & a piece of 
St. Basil w th it upon y e same Subject. When Master of Arts he put out 
Lycophron, w^ 1 various readings & Notes, whereof there are two Impres- 
sions (both at y e Theatre) in folio, w c h got him some credit ; as likewise 
did his Greek Antiquities, in two volumes in 8°. written in English, 
& afterw ds published in Latin in folio, being the last volume of 
Gronovius's Greek Thesaurus. 'Twas translated by another Hand, but 30 
revis'd by M r . Potter himself before printed. At length being noted for 
a person of Whiggish principles, he was taken notice of by the Arch b P. of 
Canterbury, Tennison I mean, who has no regard for Learning or 
Learned Men, any farther than as they are of y e same Principles w tb - 
himself & knows hardly any thing of Greek, as appears particularly from 
w* I heard D r . John Mill one of his Great Admirers say of him, namely 
that when M r . Grabe had published the first vol. of Spic. Patrum the 
Arch b P gave M r . Grabe a Complem* upon it saying that he was glad he 
had printed such a piece as old Thecla, of whom he had heard some- 
thing, & suppos'd it might be of some use tho' he could not judge of it 4° 
(his studies lying another way) I say M r . Potter being taken notice of by 
this Arch b P. he was made one of his Domestick Chaplains (upon 
Dr. Hody's leaving it when made Archdeacon of Oxon,) & a little after 
had a Parsonage given him by his Grace, purely to incourage him to go 
on in the Sneaking way, w cb accordingly M r . Potter does, and may do y e 
ArchbP. some service by it. — D r . Will. Shippen, who has publish'd some 
sermons, was originally of University College, a Fellow there & Proctor 
of the University & a person of good Reputation for Learning, as appear'd 
by his Proctor's Speech, w c h was highly commended, and by some 
other Performances. — On Monday (Apr. 15) last M r . Simon Ockley of 5° 

Q 2 



[1706 : 

Queen's College in Cambridge was incorporated Master of Arts of this 
University. Of whom I shall say more hereafter. — D r . Aldworth, 
Fellow of Magd. Coll. upon y e unjust Deprivation of M r . Dodwell was 
made Camden's Professor of History. He has never yet shew'd himself 
in print, & whether he be well qualify'd for y e Place or no 'tis hard to 
judge from anything w c k he does, seldom or never reading. — Charles 
Allestry M.A. of X* Church has I think printed a Sermon. He is now 
Minister of Dentry. — Quaere whether M r . Nath. Alsop Fellow and Bach, 
of D. at Brasen Nose Coll. was not Father to M r . Ant. Alsop Student of 

io X* Church. — D r . Roger Altham Senior Regis Professor of Hebrew in 
this University, had y* place first of all conferr'd upon him by y e Interest 
y* D r . Radcliff y 6 Physitian had at y* time with y e Earl of Portland ; but 
y e said D r . Altham either not taking some Oath, or not making some 
subscription in due time lost y e Place & was succeeded by D r . Thomas 
Hyde the Library-Keeper. After y e Death of D r . Hyde, as 'tis suppos'd 
by y e Interest of y e Arch b P. of York & other Friends, he obtain'd 
y e Place a 2 d time. He is a good Scholar, & a most Excell* Preacher, 
but as yet has done nothing remarkable in y e way of his Profession. 
He was Chaplain to Arch b P. Dolben, had some Preferm* from him in y e 

20 Church of York & somewhere in y e Country. 

April 19 (Fri.). In pag. 358. of the III d Vol. of Prynne's History of 
Popes Usurpations is a Memorable Inquisition retorned in the 13^ Year 
of Edw. first, but not filed 'till y e Year after, not only concerning the 
Bounds, but Tithes and Oblations of y e Parish of Braye in Berks, part of 
w c k Tithes the King had sequestred. This will be of great use to y e 
Parishioners of White-Waltham who have had for some years a 
Contest w tn the Parishioners of Bray ab*- their Bounds, the former 
always encroaching upon y e latter. — Yesterday D r . Wynne of Jesus 
College read his Inaugural Lecture as Margaret Professor w cb was a 
30 very good one, as I am told. — I am told there were yesterday six 
of y e Fellows against turning those 3 above mention'd off at Queens & 7 
for it ; & y 6 Matter was effected by y e Provost's agreeing w^ y e latter. 
The reason alledg'd in relation to Gibson was his having a Brother upon 
y e Foundation already, w c h might if he were elected prove of some 
prejudice to y e Society. 

April 20 (Sat.). MS. Laud. B. 155. A thin Folio Book in Vellam, 
containing curious Pictures, with an Explication in French, relating to 
the Wars of Edw. i st . The Pictures are done by a modern hand, as is 
the whole Book, & seems to have been copied by Arch b P. Laud's order 
40 from the Fragments of a larger work. — Arch. Bodl. B. 49. R. Mar- 
dochaei Nathanis Radicum sive Thematum Hebraeorum Expositiones 
Latine a Nicolao Fullero redditse, ac multis in locis emendatae Notisque 

April 20. Dodwell to H. Criticisms on Clark ; reflections on Mill 
and his pretence of friendship. Complains of the Bishop of Worcester's 
neglect. Recommends him to print his Livy at the Theatre, but to publish in 
London. Fra. Brokesby to H. 'My Kinsman the Library Keeper at Man- 
chester tells me that he is sorry that their Library will not afford the Paderborn 
or Venice Edition of y e first part of the 33 d Book of Livy.' Sends a passage 
relating to it from Gronovius' Preface to Livy. Suggests that ' such as are gone 

April 18-21.] 

VOLUME IX, PAGES 139-149. 


varijs locupletatse & illustrate. 'Tis in 4*0 & at y 6 Beginning is the 
Following Clause of M r . Fuller's will, relating to y e Disposal of it : 

I give & bequeath to Sir Thomas Bodley's Library in Oxford, my New 
Translation in Latin of y e Hebrew concordance, w th manifold Notes therein, 
though not thoroughly perused nor perfected by me ; that if any good thing 
be found therein, it may be forth coming for the studious Reader. 

— Anth. Wood to gratify y e Papists often speaks but indifferently of 
A. Bp. Laud. — Memorandum yt John Piers (second Son, as M r . Wood 
hints, of Dr. W m . Piers Bp. of Bath & Wells) liv'd at Denton in the parish 
of Cudesden near Oxon. His Elder Brother was D r . W m . Piers ; & 10 
one of the said sons (I cannot say w ch ) left two sons John & W 7m . Piers. 
John now lives at Denton in y e Parish of Cuddesden. W m . was sent to 
Merchant Taylors' School & thence to Emanuel Coll. in Cambridge, of 
w°h he became Fellow, & has put out two Tragedies of Euripides, in 
Greek and Latin with Notes & y e Greek Scholia ; & being a man of 
Learning & Industry y e world may expect more from him. — The Low- 
church Men to obviate y 6 Reflections made upon them for preferring 
none but y eir own Party, at length promoted IX Bull & Beveridge to 2 
BPPricks ; but they were Welch ones & such as their own Creatures 
would not accept of. — 'Tis to be wonderd that Arch^P. Usher, in his 20 
Antiquities of y e British Church should suspect y e veracity of M r . Cam- 
den in his Edition of Asser Menevensis, upon Ace* y* y e Passage relating 
to Oxford University is not in Arch^P. Parker's Edition of y* Author ; 
but perhaps y e Reason why Arch b P. Usher favours Parker is that Trinity 
College in Dublin (of y e w°h Usher was y e First Scholar) was as it were 
a Colony from Cambridge, & so might induce him to be partial in yt 
respect. — 

Ask D r . Smith whether in pag. 52. of his Life of M r . Camden by 
nuperus scriptor &c. he does not mean Bp. Burnett ? Without doubt he 
does, for in a spare leaf at y e Beginning of a certain copy of Camden's 3° 
Epistles (to w°h ye said Life is prefix'd) I find y e following observable 
passage relating to y e said words, to w°h it is referr'd, viz. 

Is est Gilbertus Burnet, fidei suspectae in Historia Reformations Anglicanae 
scriptor; qui favore Gulielmi Principis Arausionensis (ad quern paulo ante 
Expeditionem istam Batavicam, genti Anglicanae, Religioni, bonis Uteris infaus- 
tissimam, se contulerat) Episcopatu Sarisburiensi, nostratibus fere omnibus 
indignantibus, insignitus est. Plurima quidem idiomate Anglicano edidit, lam 
ad Religionem quam ad Historiam & Regimen civile nostrum spectantia, quae a 
probis & eruditis parvi aestimantur. Ex eorum numero est qui Academias 
nostras summo odio prosequitur, & Fanaticorum partibus impense favet. 40 

April 21 (Sun.). I am told of some Coyns & Medalls lately found in 
a Ground near S*. Leonards Hill by Windsor. Quaere w* they are ? — 

from Cambridge to the Secular Solemnity at Frankfort on Oder' might make 
enquiry at Paderborn. E. Smith to H. M. de Seau has gone into York- 
shire ; on his return will try to borrow the two books from the Sunderland 
Library ; he has lost his notes on Livy. Sends two passages bearing on Livy 
from Dr. Lyster's Journey to Paris. Sir Philip Sydenham contemplates an 
Athenae Cantab., and Dr. Coward an answer to Dodwell. ' I am told 
several Gent, in y e Counties has club d y 1 * notions & contributed a part in 
Tindal's execrable Book . . . I'll get Mr. Dyer to excuse me the other news.' 


[1706 : 

M r . Wood in y e Character of D r . Goodwin Bp. of Hereford has omitted 
y* he was one of M r . Camden's peculiar Friends as is observ'd in y e Life 
of M r . Camden. — Quaere whether M r . Thomas Savile who has a Letter 
in y e Collection of M r . Camden's Epistles dated from Merton College 
was an Author, & whether of that Coll. ? — Upon y e Decease of M>. 
Tho.Baker, Rector of Haritsham in Kent, M*. Thos. (Rich**. ) Coleir, Fellow 
of All-Souls Coll. & originally of Brasen-nose, was preferr'd to y* Place, just 
after he had been Junior Proctor of y e University. After w clx he marry'd 
& is now Chaplain to a Ship, having run himself into Debt by Building. 

10 He has printed a Sermon, preach'd at a Visitation, &c. — M r . Thomas 
Collins Master of Magd. School was originally of Trinity-College, & 
afterwards of Baliol, then Vice-Principal of Glocester Hall, & at length 
was made Master of the said Schoole, where he has been several years, 
is a good Preacher, a good Scholar, & a most facetious Companion. — 
D r . Thomas Hoy of S t . John's Coll. was first Fellow there, & afterwards 
practis'd Physick in Warwicksh. a little after y e Revolution, by y e Interest 
w c h his Tutor D r . Gibbons had w** 1 y e L d . Somers he got to succeed D r . 
Luff Regis Professor of Physick in this University ; w c k place he has 
miserably neglected ever since he had it. He has translated into English, 

20 some pieces of Plutarch's Morals, & writ a Poem call'd the Life of 
Agathocles, & some other things I think. Quaere ? — To be added to 
y e Ace* Mr. Wood has given of M r . now Dr. Edw. Wells of Xt Church. 
He publish'd while in Oxon a Set of Mapps of ancient & Modern Geo- 
graphy, with a Discourse in 8°. shewing the use of them. (2) Xenophon's 
Works in 5 Vols. 8°. Gr. & Lat. (3) Dionysius's Periegesis, w th the new 
Geography inserted, in Greek Verse. After w ch he left the university for 
a small Living in Leycestershire, where he writ 3 Letters ag* y e Noncon- 
formists, w c]l are printed, &c. He is an ingenious Man, of great Sobriety 
& Modesty, &c. — D r . Roger Altham Junior Student of Xt Church, & 

30 Proctor of y e University (as had been D r . Altham senior above mention'd) 
was a little after his Proctership preferr'd to be Chaplain to y e Bp. of 
London, who first gave him the Church of S*. Mary Ax, & then remov'd 
him to a better. Quaere w* ? He has publish'd some Sermons. — M r . 
James Badger, Fellow of New College, & Master of y e Schoole belonging 
to y fc Place (w°h by y e consent of y e college he remov'd to y e End of S fc . 
Maries &) w c h by his Industry he made flourish to a great Degree. He 
has publish'd a Book for y e use of Schools call'd Synopsis locorum com- 
munium. pr. at Oxon. 8°. — Harrington Bagshaw was Fellow of Magd. 
Coll. w ch he left upon Marriage, and took up the Mastership of y e 

40 Hospital at Bromley. He has printed one Sermon. — John Bernard of 
Brasennose College in King James's Reign turn'd Papist, and got to be 
Moral Philosophy Reader. After y e Revolution he chang'd his Religion 
again, & has writ several things, amongst w cJl is his Translation into 
English of y e Lives of the Roman Emperors, written by Vopiscus &c. in 
two volumes 8°. — D r . John Bateman of Merton College was always 
reckon'd an Excell* Scholar, & well vers'd in Physick (in w ch he was D r .). 
After y e Taking of his Degree he practis'd in London for several Years, 
& liv'd in very good Reputation. Upon y e Death of D r . Lydal Warden 
of Merton he was one of y e three chosen by y e Coll. & presented to y e 

50 Arch b P. in order to succeed him. Ail honest Men thought him infinitely 

April 21.] 

VOLUME IX, PAGES 149-166. 


preferrable to the other two (viz. D r . Lane & Dr. Martin) yet for all yt y e 
Arch b P, because D r . Bateman was an Honest Church of England Man, 
and one who was likely to do good in y* College, w cn extremely wanted 
such a one, made choice of D r . Martin, who by a lazy, Epicurean Life & 
an utter Neglect of all Discipline, has very much prejudic'd that noble 
and ancient Seminary. He has translated one of Plutarch's Lives & may 
perhaps have done some other Things. He had a Brother Thomas 
Bateman Fellow of University College, a Person of good Learning and 
great Probity, whose unfortunate Death by a Fall off his Horse near 
Woodstock was very much lamented by y e College and the whole 
University. — D r . Ralph Bathurst, President of Trinity Coll. sometime 
before he died promis'd to give to y e Pub. Library all y e Books it wanted 
in his Study ; but his Death being hastened by a sudden Fall, he might 
forget to add a Codicil to his Will as he once intended. However in his 
Will there were two Pictures, one of D r . Allestry & y e other of D r . South, 
& some Coyns left to y e Library. He was Dean of Wells, & might have 
been Bp. if he had affected that Height of Dignity. He was a Man of 
Polite Parts, and an Elegant Writer in Latin, whether Prose or Verse. 
He discharg'd the Office of Vice-Chancellor with great Applause, & made 
his College flourish while he was President. He was suspected of Hypo- 
crisy & of mean Complyance. — Luke Beaulieu Bachelor of Divinity of 
X* Church, was (if I am not mistaken) Chaplain to Chancellor Jefferies, 
& was by him preferr'd to a Prebend of Gloucester. He hath publish'd 
a Sermon or two. — M r . Tho. Beckonsall Bach, of Div. & Fellow of 
Brasennose Coll. has publish'd a Discourse ab* y e Law of Nature in 
opposition to M r . Lock, & a Sermon upon y e Resurrection preach'd at 
S^ Marie's, w Cn is also against M r . Lock's Notions ab* y e Identity of y e 
Rising Body. He is a strange Hypochondriacal Person ; w cn may be a 
reason why he was so great an Admirer of King William, & y e Ministers 
of Queen Anne. — D r . Hen. Beeston Warden of New (who was just 30 
such another smooth-booted Complyer as D r . Ralph Bathurst) was suc- 
ceeded upon his Death by D r . Rich. Traffles ; & he not living long to 
enjoy it, was succeeded by M r . Brathwayt Bach, of Civil Law, & after- 
wards D r . in yt Faculty. — D r . Bury who was expell'd Exeter College, 
where he was Rector, for his Socinian Principles, & other Notorious 
Crimes, has since publish'd some Books favouring y e said Principles one 
of w cn is call'd Latitudinarius Orthodoxus. — D r . Pet. Birch of X* Church 
has publish'd several Sermons, & preach'd some yt are none of his own, 
particularly some of y e Bp. of Rochester's and one of D r . South's whilst 
the D r . was present at y e Hearing of it in y e Abbey church of West- 
minster : w cn occasion'd this Raillery of y e Poet : 

Rochester in courtly Tone But rugged South made of a courser 
Said he had too much Honour to his Ser- mould 

mons done, Said he was a Thief and scandalously bold. 

He is a forward, illiterate Man, but has had good Luck by rich Wives. 
— Blackmore (Richard) of Edm. Hall, where he was Vice-Principal, 
leaving the Hall went a travelling, & in some University in his Travells 
commenc'd D r . of Physick. and in a short time arriv'd to Eminence in 
y e Practise thereof at London, and has writ several large Books in folio, 
such as Prince Arthur, Eliza, a Translation of Job, &c. He married 


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a rich Conventicler & by that means got a mighty Interest among y e 
Whiggs, & was Knighted by King W m . who always lov'd to conferr 
his Marks of Honour upon Persons dissafTected to y e Church of England. 

— M r . Rob. Brograve of Magd. Hall has publish'd a Sermon or two. 
One upon this Text, Let your Light so shine before men &c. — M>. 
Bromley of X* Church fam'd for his great Abilities, Integrity and firm 
Adherence to y e stanch Principles of y e Church of England, when he 
declin'd to serve as Kn* of y e Shire for his own County of Warwick, 
was yet prevaifd upon by y 6 University of Oxon to be one of y eir 

10 Representatives ; w°h Office he discharg'd with the great Applause of 
all good Men, & would once have been chosen Speaker of y e House 
of Commons had it not been for y e Base Arts of y e Courtiers and 
Whiggish Party : one of w c h was to publish a Book of his Travells 
written by him when very young, & w°h they turn'd into Ridicule, as 
any Book may be serv'd by a scurrilous Index. — Gevartius writ Notes 
upon Manilius, in as Peireskius in a Letter to M r . Camden (pag. 217. 
Ep. Camdeni) informs us, he maintains y* Manilius liv'd not in Augustus's 
time as Scaliger would have it, but tow ds the latter End of the western 
Empire. Quaere whether they were ever printed ? (Not printed ; but 

20 y© Substance of w* he says ab* the Age of Manilius is in his Papinianae 
Lectiones. He is however wrong in that point about Manilius's Age.) 

— S r . Hen. Savile in a Letter to M r . Camden (ibid. pag. 224) corrects 
an Error in Godwin de Praesulibus Anglic. — In Gevartius's own Letter 
to Camden (ib. p. 260) he says he has invincibly prov'd that Manilius 
liv'd in y e time of Theodosius & his sons Arcadius & Honorius, & that 
he is y e same who is call'd by Claudian Manlius Theodorus, in y* 
Panegyrick w cn he writ upon his Consulship : in w cn he has made some 
mention of his Astronomicks. — It is s d in M r . Camden's Epp. that 
Lindenbrogius was ab* publishing Geographica quaedam. Quaere whether 

30 ever publish'd ? — In the King's Library at S*. James's when Patrick 
Young was Keeper of it, there was a MS* Theodoret upon the Psalms, 
by w cn Fr. Ducaeus when he was ab* the Edition of the Bible in Greek 
promis'd himself to restore y e Text in a Great measure. There is 
likewise at Rome a Theodoret upon Isaiah from w cn he expected great 

Apr. 22 (Mon.). Dionysius Hal. mentions the siege of Bola, whereof 
not a word in Livy : w c h makes Glarean believe Dionysius's Copies 
corrupted. This not taken notice of by D r . Hudson. See Glarean 
upon Livy Ed. Par. 1573. fol. p. 148. There is a note I find of it since 
4° in pag. 476. Dionys. Hal. — M r . Wood in pag. 842. tells us that he 
does not find whether or no Orlando Gibbons was admitted or licensed 
to proceed in the Degrees of Musick ; but it appears y* he did from 
a Letter of Dr. Will. Peirs Vice-Chancellor of Oxon dated May 18. 
1622. See in M r . Camden's Epp. p. 329. — 

• A Catalogue of such Persons as have been of y e university & never 
took any care to havcw* they have printed sent to the Publick Library. 

(1) D r . Whitby. (2) D r . Kermett. (3) D r . Waple. (4) D r . Lancaster. (5) 
D r . Smalrich. (6) D r . Gastrell. (7) D r . Atterbury. (8) D r . Hody. (9) D r . 
Gibson. (10) D r . Wake', (it) D r . Nicholson, Bp. of Carlisle. (12) D r . 
1 He has since given them. 

April 21-23.] 

VOLUME IX, PAGES 166-180. 


Hooper Bp. of Bath & Wells. (13) D l \ Fowler Bp. of Glocester. (14). D r . 
Nicholls of Merton Coll. (15) D 1 '. Young Dean of Winchester & formerly 
Ypobibliothecarian. (16) Mr. Elstob, of University Coll. (17) M r . Bingham of 
y e sameColl. (18) Dr. Waugh. (19) M r . Stainoe. (20) Dr. Isham. (21) M r . 
Kennett of Corpus. (22) M r . Wagstaffe of New-Inn-Hall. (23) D r . Trimnell. 
(24) D r . Royse. [(25)] S r . W m . Dawes, Head of Clare-Hall Camb. & formerly 
Fellow of S*. John's in this University. (26) M r . Burscough Archdeacon of 
Totness in y e Diocess of Exon. (27) M r . Smith of y e same Diocess, both of 
Queen's Col. (28) D r . Hough Bp. of Lichf. & Cov. (29) D r . Williams Bp. of 
Chichester. (30) Dr. Ellyson of Newcastle Archd. of Nottingham, formerly 10 
Fellow of Corpus X^. (31) M r . West of Magd. Coll. Chaplain to the Bp. of 
Sarum. (32) M 1 *. Addison formerly of Magd. College, into w ch he was Elected 
Demy (after w ch he was Fellow) out of Queen's, now one of y e Under Secre- 
taries of State. (33) M r . Chiswell of Corpus. (34) Mr. White of Wadham, 
y* notorious Low church Man or Whig (call him how you please) who is 
famous for Drinking of two Healths, one to the Princes of Hannover, wishing 
that her way to the Crown might be pav'd with y e skulls of High Church Men ; 
the other to y e Honest Church of England w th out Ceremonies: who has 
lately publish'd a sermon preach'd at y e Assize at Aylesbury the last Circuit. 
(35) M r . Hodges formerly of Wadham. (36) D r . Hickman, an Irish Bp. for- 20 
merly Student of X* Ch. & Chaplain to y e Earl of Clarendon & Rochester 
who preferr'd him. (37) M r . Estwick of X* Church. (38) M r . Sprat of y e 
same House. (39) D r . Sprat Bp. of Rochester. (40) D r . Barton of Corpus 
X«. ( 4 i) D r . Woodward of Edm. Hall. (42) M r . Hoyle formerly fellow of 
Exon. (43) M r . Wise of Exon Coll. (44) D 1 '. Baron of Baliol. (45) D r . John 
Wynne of Jesus who Epitomiz'd Lock. (46) M r . Bagshaw of Magd. Col. 
(47) M r . Norris of All-Souls. (48) D r . Tyndall of y e same Col. (49). D r . 
Finch late Warden there, (50) D r . Haley. (51) D r . Willis. (52) (53) D r . 
Entwistle formerly of Brasen-Nose, afterwards Chaplain to Dr. Stratford Bp. 
of Chester. (54) D r . Woodroffe. (55) M 1 ". Wake formerly Fellow of Trinity 30 
Coll. (56) M r „ Bragg formerly Fellow of Wadham. (57) M r . Stubbs Fellow 
of y e same House. (58) Mr. Welchman first of Magd. Hall afterwards Fellow 
of Merton. (59) D 1 '. Rob. Wynne of Jesus College, nephew to D r . Hugh 
Wynne y e Non-Juror, who was Chancellor of S*. Asaph, & succeeded in it by 
his said Nephew. (60) Dr. Birch. (61) D r . Altham Junior. (62) M r . Badger. 

Apr. 23 (Tu.). I heard M r . Grabe say this day that Interest has 
been made these four months for D r . Potter at Court to succeed D r . 
Jane (if he should die) in the Regis Professorship of Divinity, & y fc 
D^ Mill is very hot upon it. — Arch. Bodl. B. 41. A thin Book in 
Folio writ by Queen Eliz. containing Greek Phrases out of Demosthenes 40 
&c. & Latin ones out of Tully made in y e 18th year of her Age. — 
M r . John Bateman Fellow of University College tells me yt a few years 
•since as they were digging for y e Foundation of an House at Canterbury 
(near to w°h he the said M r . Bateman has a Cure) they light upon a 
great deal of Roman Brick, w c k being taker! up they found under them 
divers Coyns, some of w ch had Romulus and Remus sucking the Wolf 
(w^out doubt of Constantine y 6 Great) Bosses of Bridles, Buttons, 
Urns &c. M r . Battley who publish'd a new Edition of Somner's Anti- 
quities of Canterbury (in w°h nothing appears considerable, tho' answer- 
able to his character of being no Proficient in these Studies) has some 50 
of them, but where the rest are he cannot at present tell but promises 
to make Inquiry. The said M r . Bateman is a man much inclin'd to 
Botanny, & w* spare time he has from his Divinity Studies he lays out 
yt way, much to his Commendation and Credit. 

2 34 


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Apr. 24 (Wed.). When I talk'd wth Mr Milles ab* Mr Dodwell's 
Book & y e Answer printing at y e Theatre, upon his Denyal yt above 
one writ y e said Answer I said yt 'twould be a very difficult Task to 
answer it fully ; since I could not tell of any one person who had yt 
variety of Learning requisite for it, especially in y e Platonick Philosophy : 
to w°h he reply'd yt y e Author when he first became acquainted with 
M r . Dodwell, upon his Advice studied yt Philosophy throughly & is 
a perfect Master of it. Upon w°h I immediately concluded Milles to 
be Author, because about 8 years since he read over (when he heard 

io M r . Dodw. discourse of y e usefullness of yt Philosophy) Alcinous's 
Introduction to Plato to a pupil or two of his ; but wth so little gust 
that he did not seem to understand anything of it, & I believe (nay am 
almost sure) yt he has read over nothing else of yt nature, unless it be 
some of y e Octavo Book of Plato printed at Cambridge. He sayd also 
yt the Author was a universal Scholar, & was able to write agt M r . 
Dodwell upon any Subject I saw this morning a sheet of w* is 
printing of the Answer, w c h appear'd to be writt in an affected Style, 
with very little of other Learning but w* may be pick'd out of common 
English Books, & (w°h is worst of all) very disrespectfully of his Great 

20 and Good Friend M>. Dodwell. — In a Letter to D r . Bernard sent in 
the year i6J£ Feb. 23 d dated from London 'tis said the Learned 
Arnoldus design'd to send a son of his into these Parts, to improve 
himself, being a Young Man of great Hopes, as appear'd from a 
specimen he gave in his Discourse De S. Petri Denarijs. He was 
nam'd Andr. Arnoldus & was afterwards a Student in y e Publick 
Library at Oxford, & from thence prepar'd for y e Press, w c h he pub- 
lished wth a Translation & Notes, Athanasius's Syntagma doctrinae ad 
Clericos & Laicos, &c. 

Apr. 25 (Th.). Arch. Bodl. B. 37. 

30 Instrumentum quo Rex Hispaniae declarat Dominum Christophorum Polome- 
que non esse plebeium sed Generosum, ideoque a tributis & taxationibus 
publicis immunem. Ille autem degebat in villa quae vocatur Burgo el Hondo, 
ex ditione Urbis Abulensis. Veteri idiomate Hispanico jam antiquato exaratum 
est, et in Curia Hidalgiae seu generositatis quae est in urbe Valladolid consigna- 
tum, 12 novembris, anno 1577. 

The first leaf is curiously illuminated, with a Man & woman in a 
praying posture, & y e virgin Mary & her Son over them. — Upon the 
Death of Hen. Vth Emperor of Germany Maud his Empress, Daughter 
to Henry the I st King of England return'd to her Father, & bringing 
40 w th her y e Hand of St. James King Hen. built y e Abbey of Reading, 
where y e said Hand was reposed. See Fox's Acts & Mon. p. 225. 
Ed. ult. — Mr. Fox had divers very good MSS ts of our English History 
never printed, & 'tis uncertain where they are now. He freq^y quotes 
them in his Martyrology. Perhaps some in y e Cotton Library. 

Apr. 26 (Fri.). M r . Lesley in his Rehearsal has an Observation or 
two shewing that y e Memorial of y e Church of England was written 
by the Whiggish Party, & father'd upon the Honest men on purpose 
to bring an odium upon them; just as M r . Stevens (that Notorious 
Whigg and Fanatick) his Letter, when it first appear'd, was layd upon 

April 24-27.] VOLUME IX, PAGES 180-189. 


the High-Church Men, & believed to be writ by some one of yt side, 
'till he made Acknowledgment himself. From the Memorial it plainly 
appears to have been done by a Whigg, from y e odd Scheme of Govern- 
ment there laid down, w c h savours of Hobbism or something worse. — 
Memorandum that tho' D r . Hyde sold a great many of his Books de 
Religione Persarum in 4^0. for 5 shil. a piece, yet they now go for 
1 2 shill. a Book, and are mightily bought up in Holland & other parts 
of Germany, where they have a great opinion of IX Hyde's Learning, 
especially in Orientals (in w c h there is no doubt he was the greatest 
master in Europe) tho' he was disrespected in Oxford by several men, 10 
who now speak well of him. — M r . Wood, when he was consulting 
materials for his Athense Oxon. would frequently go to Booksellers & 
generously give money to them purposely to obtain Titles of Books 
from them, & 'twas observ'd of him that he spar'd no Charges to make 
yt Work as compleat & perfect as he could. — M r . Milles's Pretended 
Answer to M r . Dodwell is printed for M r . Peisly, tho' his Bookseller 
be M r . Clements. The reason whereof is, that M r . Clements did but 
laugh at y e undertaking, & declar'd to some one y fc he would not print 
it, if he might have y e Copy for nothing. — Remember to tell D r . 
Hudson of an omission in pag. 568. of Dionys. Hal. where one of the 20 
Consuls for the year u.c. 280. is call'd Aulus Manlius. He should 
have given a note at y e Bottom y* he is call'd by Livy C. Manlius. — 
This being the day agreed upon by the Heads of Houses for Com- 
memorating the Foundation of y e University of Francfurt upon Oder 
by Joachim y e First, Marquess of Brandenburg, a Convocation was 
held in the Theatre beginning at two a Clock. The Vice-Chancellor 
having declar'd the Design and Intent of it, several of the s d University 
had Diplomas granted them for y 6 same Degrees in this university as 
had been conferr'd upon them at Francfurt, and at y e same time divers 
of our Nobility, & others, particularly y e Duke of Beaufort, L d . Craven &c. 3° 
had y e Degree of D r . of Laws conferr'd on y m by Creation, & likewise 
M r . Grabe was created D r . of Divinity, who being presented by D r . 
Smalrich, a Noble Encomium was given of him by the said D r . setting 
forth his great Piety, Learning & Industry; after w°k D r . Smalrich 
presented him with a Bible, & upon yt occasion commended his Excel- 
lent Design of publishing the Septuagint from y e Alexandrian MS^, 
exhorting him to go on as he had begun. He likewise mention'd his 
Zeal for y e Church of England, & y e Aversion he had to Popery and 
Calvinism. This done y e D r . presented him wth a Cap, & after y fc with 
a Ring, signifying that y e University of Oxford & Francfurt were now 4° 
joyn'd together & become two Sisters, & y* they might be y e more firmly 
united together as well in Learning as Religion, he kiss'd M r . Grabe. 
As soon as this part of y e Solemnity was ended verses & Speeches were 
spoke by several Young Students, & Musick perform'd as usual upon 
such extraordinary occasions. 

Apr. 27 (Sat.). On ye 25^ Instant Mr. Pettis was order'd in the 
Court of Queen's Bench to stand in the Pillory three Times, and to 

April 27. H. to Dr. T. Smith. 4 I have divers Collections relating to 
Learning at Oxford, w ch it may be may prove usefull hereafter to him y l shall 



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pay 100 marks for Writing the Vindication of y e Memorial of y e Church 
of England. — At y e same time M r . Sawbridge y e Bookseller was find 
200 Marks for printing the same, & order'd to be expos'd in Westm. 
Hall, with a Paper affix'd to his Hat signifying his Crime. — D r . Smal- 
ridge of X* Church was born at Lichfield. His Father was a Dyer, 
& had more Children, & was but very poor as I am inform'd by one 
who liv'd in y e Place 7 years. This D r . Smalridge is a man of admirable 
strong Parts, great Elocution, & good Learning. — Tell D r . Hudson 
that in pag. 570. of Dionys. Hal. Vol. 1. for II0VX10? BoXepwv is to be 

o read UottXIXios Bo\epa>v, as it is read in Livy, 1. II. c. 55. See Sigonius's 
Note there. — To day Mr Pridy of St. John's coll. (Bach, of Div. & 
Fellow there) shew'd me these 3 following Coyns, viz. 1. antoninvs avg. 
pivs. p. p. tr. p. p. tr. p. Caput Antonini Pij. R Britannia cos. 1111. s. c. Figura 
moerens insidens spolijs, dextram capiti admovens (of the 2 d Brass). 
2, ivlia mammaea avg. Julise Mammseae uxoris Vari & Alexandri Severi 
matris, cap. R fecvnd. avgvstae. Figura muliebris sedens, cum puerulo 
adstante, cui dextram porrigit. (of the 3 d Silver). 3. ivlia mammaea avg. 
Ejusd. Cap. R vesta. Figura stans, dextra Palladium, sin. Hastam 
puram. — I am told by one who has a great Respect for him, yt D r . 

o Hodges who was of Queen's College is a person of so little Literature 
y t he does not pretend to any thing above y e Greek Testament ; & yet 
he has three places one whereof (namely the Chief Church in Warwick) 
was given him lately by the Queen, he being it seems a precious Brother, 
& having an extraordinary faculty in y e Gift of Preaching in y e Opinion 
of y e Whiggs. 

continue either the Antiquities or Athenae.' Mr. Thwaites has had his leg 
cut off. ' I never yet read y e story in y e Observator cone. Dr. Charlett ; but 
remember it made a great Noise in Town. It seems he, with y e President of 
Magdalen College and y e Provost of Queens (and perhaps some others) were 
one Evening at y e Warden's of New College ; where they staid till 9 of y e clock ; 
but 'tis highly scandalous to say they drunk to excess; the Warden of 
New-College being not in a very good State of Health, & neither of y e other 
noted for being hard Drinkers. However 'tis true that Dr. Charlett's boy (who 
is since turn'd off) instead of carrying the Lantern took away a Silver 
Tankard, w ch was not perceiv'd till they came home ; because the President of 
Magd. & Provost of Queen's accompany'd him, & their men had Lanterns at y e 
same time. The Boy has been guilty of some other such Crimes, & being 
given much to drink might be somew* disorder'd before he came to y e College. 
I am heartily sorry any one should hence take occasion to blacken y e D r ' a 
Character, who (notwithstanding some Failings, to w ch all are subject) is a 
man of several excellent Qualifications, & if he had Abilities would be one of 
y e Greatest Encouragers of Learning y* have appear'd of late.' Attributes C. 
Veratius Philellen to Fabricius, who was displeased with Gronovius for pub- 
lishing Manetho's Apotelesmata. Mill's Prolegomena revised by the Bishop of 
Worcester. Account of the doings in Convocation in commemoration of the 
University of Frankfort. Mr. Oddy to publish Dion Cassius ; some account of 
him. Dr. Pocock and his interrupted edition of Abdollatiphi's History of 
Egypt. Is nuperus scriptor at p. 52 of your Life of Camden Bishop Burnet? 
' The Duke of Beaufort has purchas'd the statue of Flora, which stands in y e 
South End of y e Physick Garden (where 'twas plac'd on purpose by y e Maker 
for somebody to buy it) & give[n] it to y e University.' 

April 27-30.] 

VOLUME IX, PAGES 189-197. 


Apr. 28 (Sun.). Mr Tho. Yalding, Bach, of Div. & Fellow of Magd. 
College is made Chaplain to y e Duke of Beaufort. — The said Duke 
has purchas'd y e Statue of Flora, w ch stands in y e farther side of y e 
Physick Garden (where 'twas plac'd on purpose by the Maker for some 
body to buy it) & given it to y e university. — M r . Pittis who is prose- 
cuted for writing in Vindication of y e Memorial was, I think Fellow of 
New-College, & has some Poems in print. — This afternoon preach'd 
at Marie's M r . Adams (Will.) Student of X* Church upon Luke 7. 
33> 34, 35. • • • 

'Twas a most Excellent, Rational and seasonable Discourse. For having 10 
shewn y e occasion of the Words, & laid open y e obstinacy of y e Jews and 
Pharisees, who neglected the Doctrine of Our Saviour & S*. John y e Baptist 
his Forerunner, tho' they led the most pure, sanctify'd lives that 'twas possible 
for men to lead : he thence gather'd these two propositions, viz. That tho' 
men live never so regularly & agreeably to y e most strict Rules of virtue, yet 
they will always find persons to traduce them. 2. That notw th standing this, 
they ought to persevere & continue, with y e utmost Resolution & Courage in 
defending the doctrines of Christianity & Morality against all y e Affronts and 
Bad usage they should meet w th from such implacable Enemies. He dis- 
cours'd upon y e first Proposition only at this time, shewing the Truth of it, & 20 
afterwards giving the Reasons w ctl generally influence bad Men to traduce & 
blacken y e Characters of such as are Religious & act according to Rules of 
Conscience. The greatest part of the Discourse was adapted to y e present 
times, when we see far the greatest part of Men, under a pretence of Modera- 
tion & christian charity, stand up in Vindication of the most notorious Hypo- 
crites, Schismaticks, Debauchees & I know not ; whilst those who are 
innocent & maintain the doctrines of y e Established Church and Government 
in opposition to Presbytery, Fanaticism & Anarchy are vilify'd, persecuted & 
spoke against as the greatest Enemies of y e Nation, men not fit to live in a 
Xtian Country, but ought to be banish'd & plac'd amongst Barbarians, & such 30 
as have no spark of Humanity or Virtue : And even y e best Words they meet 
with are that they are imprudent & understand nothing of y e World, by w oh 
M r . Adams plainly told the Auditors must be meant & understood nothing else 
but y* they are not Knaves & self- Interested men, but are harmless, innocent, 
unspotted, & true Patriots of their Country, w tb out any Disguise or Hypocrisy 
as becomes Xtians. 

Apr. 29 (Mon.). Memorandum that D r . Jane, y e Regius Professor 
of Divinity, who is now of a very niggardly mean Spirit, was once of 
a generous Temper, & y* this Sordidness is in great measure to be 
attributed to his long infirmity, chiefly occasion'd by intemperance, & 40 
too free a way of living. — John Matthews formerly of Oriel College, 
now Minister of Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire, hath published. a Sermon 
upon Luke 23. 34. intit Forgiveness of Enemies, and their praying for 
their Forgiveness, preach'd in the Church of Tewkesbury Febr. 17. 1 70^. 
Oxon. 1706. 4 0 . 

Apr. 30 (Tu.). Memorandum that tho' Dr. Tyndal of All- Souls be 
a noted Debauchee & a man of very pernicious Principles, yet he is so 
sly and cunning, & has yt command over his Passions, y* he always 
appears calm & sedate in company, & is very abstemious in his Drink, 
by w c k means he has no small advantage over those he discourses 50 

April 28. John "Williams to H. Presses for the letter of orders; 
thinks 20s. too much. 

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with, & is the more able to instill his ill Notions. — The Author of 
the Memorial of y e C. of Engl, is for y e independent State of Nature, 
& for all Government to have it's Original from y e People, as M r . Lesley 
shews in his Rehearsal. Which is an evident token yt 'twas writ by 
some Low-Church man or Whigg. For besides Stevens's Letter the 
Shortest Way, w c h was Father' d upon High-Church was written by De- 
Foe, who was pillor'd for it, & glories in it to this day. — Ad* y e year 
1 1 80, in y e Reign of K. Hen. 2. Pisanus Burgundio, of good skill in 
Greek and Latin, translated into Latin Xtom's Homilies upon y e Gospel 

10 of S fc . John, as also a great part of his Exposition upon Genesis. Quaere 
whether this translation be now Extant, & whether he might not have 
a hand in y e Comm. upon Mathew going under y e Name of Xtom ? See 
Fox Vol. I. p. 264. 

May 1 (Wed.). Last Night a certain Person, of y e High-Church 
Party, (as they are call'd) happening: to be with D r . Mill, and discoursing 
particularly ab fc some iVfTairs of y e Hall, the D r . fell into a great Passion, 
& vented abundance of ill Language, as he is us'd to do upon such 
occasions, saying, amongst other things, that no Master of Arts in the 
Hall should for y e future have any Privilege of sconsing or otherwise 

20 punishing the Servants in the Hall when they are impudent or negligent 
in their Duty to them, but should, when any such misdemeanour happen, 
make complaint to him, & if he thought fit he would regulate it ; whereas 
it has been always customary for the Masters to inflict such kind of 
Punishments, & they have the same reason for it, as Fellows of Colleges, 
who always use it; & if they are hinder'd from it, it may turn in 
time to so ill account that the Servants will trample them under feet, 
& nothing will be done but at y e Pleasure and will of y e Principal ; 
contrary to y e Intent & Design of y e Statutes, w°k D r . Mill has broken 
not only in this, but in some other particulars : whether designedly or 

30 no I cannot tell, nor will pretend to judge : but this is certain that y e 
Members of y e Hall are kept in ignorance of them, whereas they ought 
to be read 4 times, at least once a year ; w c h the D r . is so far from doing, 
or causing to be done, that for these 10 years (w* was done before I 
know not) he has not began to read them but once, w c k was ab* 7 years 
since, when he went thro' a little part, & promis'd once a Quarter to 
do y e same, tho' he quickly forgot w* he said. This arbitrariness at 
present was suppos'd by y e said Person (from whom this Story comes) 
to be purely design'd to gain whiggish Proselytes, he believing that y e 
more he can have his will & pleasure over the Members of y e Hall the 

40 better he shall be able to instill Whiggish Principles, with w°k he is in 
so much love at present. But whether it be so or no matters not much. 
This I am sure of, that his Vice-Principal M r . Pearce has mov'd him to 
it, as he has to some other things, much to y e Dissatisfaction of several 
in y e Hall, w c k has caus'd some Disturbance, & may cause much greater ; 
especially too if y e Principal be guided (as some say he is, & they seem 
to give good reasons for it) by y e Directions & Instigation of a certain 
Woman, who is a Bed-maker in the Hall. — Quaere whether Antiquae 
Historiae Synopsis pr. at Oxon. 1660. 8°. w tJl the Initial & Final Letters 
H. S. be not Hen. Stubbs? — The Books here accounted for I saw in 

50 the Study of M r . Joseph Abell, Fellow of Merton Coll. [203-206. 

April 30-May 3.] VOL UME IX, PA GES 197-212. 

Some ' to be consulted for Livy.'] — M r . Abell had once a Tully's 
Epistles in MS* w c k Mr. Wanley had of him. Mr. Abell design'd it for ye 
Publ. Library. Quaere w* Wanley has done w tn it ? He s d he would put 
it there, but I believe never did \ — The Prymer of Salysburye use &c. 
prynted yn Paris within y e House of Thylman Kernet at y e Expenses of 
Johan Growte Bokeseller y n London dwellyng wythyn y e Blak Freers 
next the church Doore 1533. 12°. — . . . Owen's Epigramms Lond. 1612. 
8°. I saw a Copy of this Edition in M r . Abell's Study interleav'd, & 
partly translated by Josuah Sylvester, in MS fc w^ his own Hand (as sup- 
pos'd) w c k he intitles Epigrammes not new-cast, but new-cased, & some 10 
of them new placed. Pr. These Lines are Mine, their Linings are well 
known | To be mine owen's ; not to be mine owne &c. — . . . Two 
Books in 8°. in y e Slavonick Language (w c h I believe to be rarities) The 
one seems to be something for initiating Children in y* Tongue, the other 
some Extracts out of y e New Testam*. — Introductio ad Linguas Orien- 
tales, Lond. 1655. 8°. Ask M r . Okeley ab* it, & quaere whether some of 
his things are not extracted out of it ? . . . 

May 2 (Th.). Yesterday about 9 Clock was an Eclipse of y e Sun. 
'Twas darkned 10 digits \ : The Sky was cloudy but M r . Halley and 
D r . Gregory, with others who were with them, made Observations upon 20 
it, & w fc they wanted most they plainly perceiv'd the Ingress & Egress. 
— M r . Wotton, who writ the Reflections upon Ancient & Modern 
Learning, has writ the Life of the famous M r . Boyle ; w Cn being offer d 
to y e Royal Society, 'tis order' d to be printed by them. 

May 3 (Fri.). Memorandum that White-Waltham in the Deanery of 
Reading in Berks is thus valu'd in y e old Book of Pope Nicholas made 
in 20 Ed. I st Reign : viz. Ecclesia de Waltham Abbatis cum vicaria in- 
decimabili xx marc. Pensio Abbatis de Certesey in eadem, vs. — 
Quaere whether this place was not annex'd or appropriated to y e Abbey 
of Chersey in Surrey, & whether 'twas not call'd so from the s d Abbey 30 
to distinguish it from the other Waltham on the West-side of Shottes- 
brook call'd Laurence-Waltham ? — M r . W m . Adams Student of X* 
Church is son to M r . Adams who writ y e Index Villaris, & was of y e 
Middle Temple, & was also (as his son is) an ingenious Man, & had 
promis'd several other usefull Pieces to y 6 World ; but not meeting 
(as I suppose) w t]l suitable Encouragement he ran in debt, & was cast 
into prison, & his designs were blasted. — Memorand. that D r . Hudson 
abridg'd D r . Beveridges Introduction to Chronology when Bach, of Arts 
\v c h afterwards he printed for y e use of his Pupils they making abundance 
of faults in transcribing it, of w cn are two Impressions. — He printed 40 
Erasmus's Dialogus Ciceronianus at M r . Lichfeild's Press in Oxon, at 
his own charges. He printed also a Sallust in 12°. at y e Theatre w tn 
various Lections. An Accurate Edition. It goes under y e Name of 
another. But y e D r . did it. He put M r . Ibbetson upon and assisted 
him in the Edition of Marcus Antoninus. The like he did in y e last 
Oxon Edition of Pliny's Epistles, as also in the Edition of Eutropius, 
& Justins History, the two last of w c h he printed at his own charge, 

1 D r Charlett has it. I have seen it there three or four years agoe. Oct. 4. 1709. 
N.B. I have got it since D r . Charlett's Death, it being given me by James West, Esq. 


[1706 : 

& generously encourag'd the Editor (who has rec d a great number of 
Extraordinary Kindnesses from him besides) in putting out those small 
Pieces. Besides the Works going under his Name, he has likewise 
assisted in most of the things w c k have of late years come from the 
Theatre Press, in some of w c h he is gratefully mentioned, in others not, 
& amongst y e rest must not be forgot the Speech of M r . Wyatt y e 
University Orator at y e Ceremony in the Theatre for the Foundation 
of y e university of Francfurt, w cn being pitifull stuff (occasioned by the 
orator's being almost worn out) the D r . made it anew & in a manner 

10 ex tempore, doing it as fast as y e Compositor set it. — Enquire who 
is y e Author of The Account of y e Growth of Deism in England pr. at 
London for y e Author 1696. 4 0 . — M>. Ayliffe of New College being 
one of y e Proctors in y 6 Vice-Chancellors Court, & having exacted over 
much for a Cause w°h he manag'd for one Benj. Cole an Engraver, he 
was complain' d off by the s d Cole for y 6 same to D r . Wood Assessor or 
Judge of y e Court, who prosecuted him for yt & other Crimes, & y e 
Matter having been examin'd divers times this day he was ejected y e 
Court ; but being a Man of a resolute Temper he designs to make an 
appeal to y e Congregation, & upon failour there to, y e Convocation; 

20 & if he miscarry there too, thence to the Court of Chancery. This 
M r . AylirT is a great Crony of D r . Tyndale's. 

May 4 (Sat.). D r . Brown has had his tryal & is found guilty of 
Writing the Country Parsons Advice to y e Lord Keeper. Warrants are 
out & great Search is made after y e Author of the Pamphlett called The 
History of y e Revolution, w cn Reflects much upon King W m . & his 

May 5 (Sun.). Some years' since D r . Pocock made or at least began 
a Translation of a Curious MS fc amongst his Collection of Arabick Pro- 
verbs ; but it being not ever published, and nobody now knowing where 

30 it is ; M r . Marshal (Bachelor of Arts and Student of X* Church) an in- 
genious, modest Young Gentleman and of considerable Abilities in these 
Studies) about 2 or 3 years since had some design of doing it anew, and 
making it publick : it being a Book of admirable use in reading the Ara- 
bick Historians, and other Authors ; but not finding, I presume, sufficient 
Encouragement, or at least not having any one (after D r . Hyde's Death) 
to assist and direct him in some Difficulties (w cn 'tis to be suppos'd a 
young Man could not well break thro') the Work was laid aside, & there 
is no probability at present of it's appearing abroad. 

May 6 (Mon.). The D. of Queensbury made Commissioner by her 

40 Majesty for the Approaching Session of Parliamt in Scotland. — An Acc fc 
is taking in all y e Parishes of London of y e Number of Papists & orders 
are sent into y e Country to do y e like to lay the same before the Pari* 
next Sessions. — Whereas M r . Ant. a Wood in his Epistle to y e Reader 
before y e first vol. of Ath. Oxon. says that he never eat y e Bread of any 
Founder, D r . Wynne, y e Non-juror, protests to me yt he has often heard 
old M r . Cooper, Register of the university, & formerly of Merton College, 
say that he MX Wood was Clerk there & y t he had seen him often serve 

1 A mistake. He is neither ingenious, nor modest, nor judicious, nor of good 

May 3-8.] VOLUME IX, PAGES 212-222. 


there. But quaere further abt this ? As also whether he often din'd with 
Bp. Fell and D r . Edwards, as I am told he did ? 

May 7 (Tu.). I am told y* M r . Jonas Proast's Father was a German, 
& yt he was one of y e Assembly of Divines. Quaere ? — Memorandum 
that tho' M r . Dodwell's Dedication of his Annales Vellejani, Quintiliani 
&c. was printed yet 'twas not publish'd because the Vice-Chancellor put 
Cardinal Norris before Bp. Lloyd, contrary to w* M r . Dodwell had done 
in his Copy ; w°k so displeas'd M r . Dodwell that he suppress'd it. This 
an Instance of his Zeal for y e Church of England in opposition to 
Popery. — In pag. 648. Vol. 1. Dionysij Hal. L>. Hudson to give an 10 
emendation of T. Velurius. It should be Sp. Veturius. See Pighius's 
Annals. — M r . Du-Gain (an Irish Man I think or else a French man) 
having been in Oxon several years, where he taught the Arts of Fencing 
and Dancing (in w c k he is a great Master) & sometimes the French 
Tongue to divers young Gentlemen, was on Saturday last taken up, for 
some words w c k he spoke upon the Death of King W m . w°h were thought 
reflecting. They were spoke just ab* y e time y 6 King died, & were taken 
notice of now purely out of Malice. He had several persons appear'd on 
his behalf, otherwise he had been sent into y e Army as a common 
souldier. He was always look'd upon as Jacobitely inclin'd, & some say 20 
he is a loose debauch'd Man. but I believe yt to be a scandalous Reflec- 
tion. He is a Gentleman, & is much belov'd by y e Refin'd sort of 

May 8 (Wed.). Just publish'd No church Established, or y e schis- 
matick unmask'd, in answer to D r . Tyndal's Rights of y e X tian Church, 
pr. is. — Talking with one this Afternoon who saw M r . Dodwell very 
lately he told me yt M r . Dodwell thought M r . Turner's Answer to his 
Book (abating the scurrilous Reflections) to be much better done 
than M r . Clark's : but I am to doubt y e Truth of this, since I do not find 
y* any one much admires it in Oxon, or thinks D r . Turner to be a man 30 
of any great capacity. — That part of the Abbey of Rewley now standing 
w°h seems to have been part of y e Chapell to some did not at all belong 
to y e Chapell as appears from the whole Circumference of the Chapell 
lately discovered, when y e Foundation of the Walls were dug up. It was 
in the Garden on the East side as you enter into y e House, & did not 
come to y e said part now standing by a great many Yards. I cannot 
learn that any coffins or Bodys have been ever dug up ; so yt it should 
seem their burying place was at S fc . Thomas's Church, or else at Oseney, 
& perhaps this may be one reason why Ela Longespee (that built Rewley 
Chapell) was buried in the Chapell of Oseney, as appears from Evidences 40 
cited by M r . Leland. — George Keith hath just publish'd An Account of 
his Travells into y e Western Plantations. It makes a Book of 1 2 d . price 
in 4to. & is dedicated to y e Arch b P. of Canterbury ; but w* Incouragement 
he is like to meet with for Writing against y e Quakers at this time of day 
may be easily guess'd from the Reception M r . Francis Bugg met with 
from the Bp. of Worcester w c k I have mention'd at y e Beginning of this 
Volume. — D r . Mill lately talk'd very kindly to me of D r . Bury some 
time since Rector of Exeter College, & seem'd to have a good Opinion 
of him, & said that he design'd to be a great Benefactor of the said 
vol. 1. R 

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College. I was amaz'd to hear so good a Character of one who is so 
well known for being a person of most wicked Principles, & to have us'd 
such indirect & unjust methods in y e Case of M r . Colmer, whom he en- 
deavour'd to ruin, & had effectually done it, had not M r . Colmer been 
sufficiently known for an innocent Person, & clearly made out all the 
Objections against him to be contriv'd & carry' d on by nothing else but 
the utmost Malice &c. Insomuch yt at length it appear d y* Dr. Bury 
was guilty of Incontinence, & other Crimes, w cl1 he would so unjustly 
have fasten' d upon M r . Colmer. But perhaps he may be now a low 
lo Church Man (for he is anything, unless Old Age has made him a penitent) 
or may talk for yt party, & so gain their good word. — The Term ending 
on the 6th M r . Stephens others appear' d on y eir Recognizances, & 
M r . Stevens was found guilty of being the Author of the Answer to y e 
Memorial of y e State of England, was fin'd ioo Marks & order' d to stand 
in y e Pillory twice. 

May 9 (Th.). Quaere whether there was not some Religious House, 
or some Hall just on the West side of the Tower in w c h the great Bell 
at X* Church hangs? There are some Ruines w cl1 would make one 
think there was. 'Twas an Hospitall. — I rec d to day a Brass Coyn 

20 w c h was dug up in Weycock, w c k I have before mentioned. It is very 
much defac'd, but seems to be Plautilla y e Wife of Caracalla. — In the 
Inquisition above mention'd (in pag. 142.) ab* y e Bounds of Bray, is 
nothing relating to y e Parish of White-Waltham but Fayrhok, Crukenfend 
and Wolveley. I am told y e first was an old Oak w c h stood formerly 
at y e Lane End call'd Tutchin Lane next Bray- Wood side, & was a 
Bound-Oak. It has been down for about 50 years, & S r . Edm. Sawyer 
of Heywood, planted an Elm-Tree in y e Place of it, w c h is now the 
Boundarie to y e Parish of White Waltham & Bray ; but the Parishioners 
of the Latter in their yearly Circuits goe much below it, & take in 

30 almost all that w c k belongs to y e Mannor of Heywood in y e Common. 
Cruckenfend seems to be the House where M r . Henry now dwelleth at 
Hawthorne, & is now called Crutchfield House. Wolveley is w* is now 
call'd Wooley. 'Tis a green, & without doubt was formerly overgrown 
with Wood ; for in y e Appendix to the Best Edition of Matthew Paris 
put out by D r . Watts, there is some Hint yt whereas the Marie Country 
was overrun with Robbers, who took Refuge in y e Woods, orders were 
given that a great part of y e said Woods should be cut down ; w c k was 

May 9. Dr. T. Smith to H. The late Theatrical solemnity in honour 
of the Lutheran University of Frankfort has been viewed with suspicion in 
London. Has learnt from Mr. Edw. Stephens that Grabe is a member of his 
congregation : see p. 9 of Stephens' General Preface to a Collection of his 
Tracts and Papers (1702). Is Grabe really in priest's orders ? Mr. Stephens 
died about three weeks since, professing himself a member of the Greek 
Church ; he received confirmation (? of priestly orders, or a superinduction of 
new ones) from the Archbishop of Philippopolis. He was buried at Enfield by 
the care of Dr. Udall, his son-in-law, a successful schoolmaster there. Re- 
marks on Thwaites, Philellen, 'the adventure of the tankard;' Mill's dilatori- 
ness ; Abdollatiphi ; Sydenham ; Burnet (Dr. Charlett omitted some censures 
on him in Smith's Synopsis of the Cottonian Library). Asks for a transcript of 
two letters of Henry Briggs. 

May 8-13.] 

VOLUME IX, PAGES 222-231. 


accordingly done. It seems here were Wolves once, & so it might have 
y e Name : Wolveley being nothing but a place of Wolves. — Some 
time since an old Brass Piece was found under one of the Buildings 
belonging to Wadham College, on one side of w cl1 3 flower de luces & 
Ave Maria Gracia Dei, on y e other a Cross Flore. 

May 10 (Fri.). Amongst Bp. Barlow's Books in y e Publick Library 
is an old printed Book, intit. Bartholomsei de Chaymis Interrogatorium. 
It was printed at Mentz, in 1478, and at y e End are peter Scheffer's 
Arms who printed it : to it are also added three or four Notes by Bp. 
Barlow & another Hand abt printing. — Memorandum that M r . Cun- 
ningham a Scotch man, student in y e Publick Library, who has been 
tutor to two or three Scotch Noblemen, yesterday told me yt he knew 
King W m . order' d the Heinous Murther committed at Glencoe (w°h is 
a sufficient reason for any one to speak agt him had his Title been good, 
w c k it was not, he being no more than an Usurper, & having as bad 
Vices almost if not quite as Oliver Cromwell) where of there is a printed 
Relation call'd Gallienus Redivivus, w c]l was written (as I am well assur'd) 
by M^ Lesley. 

May 11 (Sat.) There is lately dead at Vienna an Officer who was by 
Nation a Scotch man & has left behind him to his Relations a Million 
of Money, but y e Council of war has seized y e same to y e Emperors 
use, alledging yt no Man could acquire such an Estate in his Service 
P had been honest in his Post. This is a Resumption wthout a Par- 
liamt & a short way of doing a Nation justice. 

May 12 (Sun.). At the Entrance into y e Chancel of Eynsham Church. 
Here lyeth M r . Wylliam Emott somtymes vicar of | Einsham w ch died y e 
xvi day of February A 0 . 1584. 

Epitaphium ejusdem. 
Hujus quern statuit custodem Christus ovilis | Divino baculo dilacerare lupos | 
Surripuere gregi, proh ! fata sinistra fideli | Saxa premunt corpus mens sedet 
ante deum. 

May 13 (Mon.). Out of Dyer's Letter. 

'Twas expected y* M r . Stephens would have been set on y e Pillory on 
Thursday & Friday last according to his Sentence ; but I concluded as soon 
as I saw his Recantation and heard y* he made no Defence to y e Information 
yt ye wa y was paved to his Pardon and y* he knew very well that his old 
Friends y e Whiggs (whose Amanuensis he was) would not leave him in y e lurch, 
if it was only for y e Merit of his 2 Excellent 30 of January Sermons. | 

— M r . Llhuyd, Keeper of y e Ashmolean Museum, tells me yt there were 
lately found near Witney a considerable Number of Coyns, all Roman, 
(but of no value) except one of the Saxon, I forget wt. He told me at 
y e same time y fc among other Books he look'd upon when he was last 
in Wales, was one w c k he purchas'd, containing among other things 
Divers discourses mostly by way of Letter written by Josephus Monachus 
Eveshamensis, some of w c k I think he told me were valuable, as being 
full of Historical Matters. He cannot tell (nor do I as yet know) who 

May 11. Hudson to H. Message about paper ; has met with materials 
for Livy: Bennet repents of his refusal. 'Nobody here but rank Whigs 
believe y e news about Spain.' 

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this Joseph should be. Quaere whether he was Monk of Evesham in 
Worcestershire or of Einsham in Oxfordshire, w c k by some Inscriptions 
in y e Church (tho' of a modern Date) I find to be writ Evsham. I am 
told by some of y e seniors at Einsham yt the Monastery there had 52 
Fish-Ponds belonging to it, according to y e Number of Weeks in a year, 
which seems to be true from divers Holes near to y e Place where the 
Monastery stood, w c k without doubt were once Fish Ponds. There is 
nothing now remaining of y e Abbey but an outer Gate on the West- 
Side ; w c h however in some measure shews it to have been a stately 
10 Place, & y e Trees ab* it also shew y* 'twas very pleasant. Quaere more 
ab* it in the Book of Statutes belonging to it writ by Joan, de Wudetun 
in Bib. Bodl. MS. NE. F. 3. 7. 

May 14 (Tu.). D r . Kennett's Parochial Antiquities is done very in- 
judiciously. He had put in all Papers he met w*b, some of w°k are very 
badly transcrib'd. There is one particular instance of his Ignorance in 
Reading MSS ts . namely w* he has publish' d out of Pope Nicholas's 
Valor Beneficiorum in y e Publick Library, w c h tho' almost as plain as 
print, yet he has blunder'd strangely, & made it Nonsense. — M r . Edw. 
Llhwyd being a person who was naturally addicted to y e Study of Plants, 

20 Stones &c. as also Antiquities, he was made by D r . Plot underkeeper 
of y e Ashmolean Museum, & upon his Death he became Head-Keeper : 
sometime after w c k his Name became famous, particularly upon Publi- 
cation of a small Book in 8°. ab* Fossiles : w c k is writ in Latin, & has 
(together with other Things in the Philosophical Transactions) given 
occasion to D r . Sloan often to say that he thinks M r . Llhwyd y e best 
Naturalist now in Europe. And as he has this character upon Account 
of his Searches into nature, so he deserves very well for his Study of 
Antiquity, as appears from the Additions he has made to M r . Camden ; 
but will appear more so, when his Great Work (abt w c h he has been 

30 ab* 12 years already) relating to the Language & Antiquities of Cornwal, 
Wales &c. shall come forth, one Volume of w cJl is almost printed. D r . 
Nicholson Bp. of Carlisle in his Historical Library has given him a very 
great Character, to w cJl you may be pleas'd to have recourse ; whilst in 
y e mean time I tell you, y* he is a person of singular Modesty, good 
Nature, & uncommon Industry. He lives a retir'd life, generally three 
or four miles from Oxford, is not at all ambitious of Preferment or 
Honour, & w* he does is purely out of Love to y e Good of Learning 
& his Country; But notw fch standing these Deserts he could never yet 
get anything, but to be Keeper of y e Museum, w c h is but a mean Place 

40 seeing there is no Salary, & his Business requires two or three under 
him. But tho' there be no Salary he is oblig'd once a year to pay 
3 Guineas (half a Guinea a piece) to six visitors of y e Place, out of his 
Perquisites w cl1 is hard, & w* the Visitors ought to abate. But they 
are often men of no Affection to Learning, or Industry, minding nothing 
more than how to eat & drink well. — At Rewly, just as you enter into 
y e House now standing are y e Arms of y e Earls of Cornwall &c, and in 
a Closet on the south side are the Images in Glass of some of y e Apostles, 
as S*. Andrew, S*. Thomas &c. And as you go upstairs in the window 
are these Arms, viz. Azure a Bend Sinister argent, & parted per Pale 

50 Azure & or. 

May 13-18.] VOL. IX, PAGE 231-VOL. X, PAGE 2. 


May 15 (Wed.). Michaelis Lochmaier Parochiale Curatorum. 'Twas 
printed at Hagenow in y e year mccccxcviii by John Gran, who is stiled 
there a diligent Printer ; w ch seems to intimate yt he had printed other 
Books there before. I believe he was one of y e first Printers there ; it 
may be he" was y e first. 'Tis pr. in 4 fco . in a black Letter. — In y e 
year 1521 was printed in 4 to . at Cambridge Balduin, ArchbP. of Cant, 
his Sermon de venerabili, ac divinissimo altaris sacramento. At y e 
beginning are these Arms Quarterly, 3 flowre de Luces, the 2 d three 
Lyons passant guardant, the 3 d as y e i st , the 4th as y e 2 d . At the End 
it appears 'twas printed by John Siberch, whose mark is there added. ... 10 
This Book may be of use to him that shall write of the Antiquities of 
this University, or y e Original of Printing here. . . . 

May 16 (Th.). We hear her Majesty has been pleas'd to declare y e 
Duke of Rutland L d . Lieutent. of Leicestershire, in room of y e Earl of 
Denbigh ; Earl of Kingston Custos Rotulorum of Wilts in Room of the L d . 
Viscount Weymouth, & L d . Wharton L d . Lieut*, of WestmorR in room of y e 
Earl of Thanet. She has also been pleas'd to appoint S r . W m . S*. Quintin 
one of y 6 Commissioners of y e Revenue in IreR in room of S r . John 
Bland. — Siege of Barcellona rais'd, if we may believe some Letters. 
— News arriv'd at y e French Court yt they have taken S*. Xtophers & 20 
6000 Negroes, wth a vast Booty. — Pari*, of Scotland adj d . to y e 20th 
of June next. — Saturday last Earl of Carrington Baron of Wooton in 
Warwicksh. & Vise*. Barreford in IreR departed this Life, & y e Title 
wth him Extinct. His Estate is descended to Lewis Smith Esq r . — 
Talking just now with M r . Milles, I read to him y fc Passage in a Letter 
I rec d from M r . Dodwell w cil relates to his new Undertaking of Writing 
agt Mr. Dodwell's Book w°h put him somewt to y e Blush, as being 
conscious he had not dealt like a Friend ; but yet he continu'd obstinate 
yt M r . Dodwell was all along mistaken, had misrepresented the Fathers 
in a strange manner, & yt he could not do other wise than write publickly 30 
agt him. W c k is contrary to w* all his Friends advis'd him, & in all 
likelyhood he will meet with few who will think well of him for it. 

VOL. X. 

May 18, 1706 (Sat.). On ye 8th G f August in y e Year 1701 was 
admitted Student into y e Publick Library M r . Simon Ockely, A.M. of 
Cambridge. He was of Queen's College in yt university, & came hither 
on purpose to consult some Arabick MSS ts . Being naturally inclin'd 
to y e Study of y e Oriental Tongues, he was, when ab* 17 years of Age, 
made Hebrew Lecturer in y e said College, chiefly because he was poor 
& could hardly subsist. Sometime after he married (tho' but very young) 4° 
& got a small Place, where he now is, near Cambridge call'd Swavesey. 
But had it not been for a certain Accident, w c h redounded much to his 

May 17. T. Cherry to H. Dodwell concerned at South's becoming his 
enemy, on account of his violence ; surprised and pained at Mill's ingratitude, 
of whose learning and integrity Francis Cherry never had a high opinion. ' I 
hear by your Father (who gives his Love to you) that you design to goe into 



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Disgrace, he might have had a much better • the Fellows of his College 
having resolv'd to give him a Parsonage, w°k became vacant some time 
agoe : but they chang'd their mind upon yt Account, & have now 
but an indifferent Opinion of him. He has several Children, & is 
yet hardly 30 years of Age. He was admitted into Holy 1 Orders (as 
I am inform' d) by the Bp. of Ely, D r . Patrick, before he was 20. W°k 
Bp. pretends to be his Patron (tho' like some other Prelates) 'tis only 
Pretence, he having as yet given him nothing to support himself & 
Family; notw^standing M r . Okeley's having dedicated to him a small 
Book in 8°. lately publish'd by him, intitl'd, Introductio ad Linguas 
Orientales. Of w°h there were only 500 printed, & conseqtly he ought to 
have rec d a gratuity from some Generous Patron to satisfy him in yt w c k 
he could not expect from a Bookseller when y e Number was so small. 
About 2 Months since he made another Journey to Oxon, where he was 
Incorporated A.M. as I have told you before. This Journey was also 
undertaken purely for y e sake of y e Publick Library, w c k he constantly 
frequented till Yesterday when he went away. He is upon other Publick 
Designs, & for yt End consulted divers of our Arabick MSS ts ; in w c k 
Language he is said by some Judges to be y e best skill'd of any Man in 
England; w cl * he has in a great Measure made appear by his quick 
Turning into English about half of one of y e Said Arabick MS ts in folio 
during his Stay with us, besides y e other Business upon his Hands. He 
is a man of very great Industry, & ought to be incourag'd, w c k I do not 
question but he will if he lives to see Learning once more incourag'd in 
England, w c h at present is not. — M r . Selden y e Son of a Fidler, as M r . 
Cowley has told my Friend. M r . Selden I am told rec d the Materials in 
a great Measure of his Book de Dijs Syris from M r . Hen. Jacob. M r . 
Cowley was after his Death said by some to have died a Roman Catho- 
lick ; but this was only a Malicious story : for M r . Joyner who knew him 
well, has told me that he could not be drawne into yt Communion all the 
time he was in France, w c k was ab* 10 years; but yt he continu'd firm to 
y e last. He was not so much respected by the Cavaliers, as he ought to 
have been upon y e Restauration, w c h much troubled him, & made him 
fly off something, as appears partly from the Preface to his Poems. He 
was however a good natur'd man, of great Candor and Humanity, & 
no Party ever spoke ill against him upon that score. — I have heard it 
said by a Gentleman, who liv'd in those times that the Earl of Clarendon 
did take Bribes upon the Restauration, & y fc a great Number of Loyal 
Cavaliers suffer'd upon his Ace*, & were not rewarded, because not able 
to fee him : & yt M>. Wood was honest & just in yt part of his History. 
This I took y e more Notice of ; because he spoke with a great Deal of 
Vehemence & seem'd to be positive in y e Matter. 

May 19 (Sun.).. A Specimen printed at Amsterdam of a new Antho- 
logia, by Le Clerck. Quaere whether this Work was ever propos'd to be 
printed at y e Theatre, as M r . St. Aman tells D r . Hudson in a Letter from 
Amsterdam it was. — M r . Cunningham a Scotch Man abt a Corpus Juris 
Civilis. He is now at Amsterdam. — Academiae Oxon privilegia in unum 
corpus collecta per D rem Zouch. fol. 'Tis in MS fc in D r . Sloan's Study : 
who has also a MSt Book written by M r . Rich. Smith cone. y e Original 
& Progress of Printing. 

May 18-21.] 



May 20 (Mon.). Out of a Collection of Letters of M r . Tho. Lydiatt, 
& other Learned Men to him, in Bib. Bodl. NE. 2. 8. 

M r . Brigges his Answer to M r . Lydiatt, de Periodo sua annorum 592. 

Periodus tua, Doctissime Lydiatt, annorum 592, mihi videtur solertissime 
excogitata, & omnium quas me vidisse memini commodissime restituere solem 
& lunam ad eundem situm et distantiam in fine periodi, quos in principio ejus- 
dem obtinebant. Et si annorum Sexcentorum spatio, quod tu rectissime 
admones, quinque Intercalationes omittantur, vix pluribus annorum millibus 
contingeret, ut solis introitus in signa caelestia in alios dies cujusque mensis 
inciderent, quamin eos quos initio periodi stabilitae, tenuisse deprehensus fuerit. 10 
Vel saltern si unius diei mutatio facta fuerit (quod vitari non potest) tamen 
ad initium proximae periodi omnia in pristinam sedem proxime devenirent. 
Quod si ista periodus Julio Caesari aut Sosigeni nota fuisset, cum annus vagus & 
inconstans erat necessario mutandus & stabiliendus, nullam existimo ab humano 
ingenio commodiorem rationem inveniri potuisse definiendi & formandi anni, 
ut ejus omnes tempestates in eosdem menses et dies perpetuis futuris tempori- 
bus inciderent. Sed postquam mutatio a Caesare facta, tot sseculorum usu con- 
firmata fuit, ut vix 1 2 aut 1 3 dies mutatus sit anni status per spatium mille 
sexcentorum annorum ; nulla satis probabilis mihi caussa occurrit, quae 
Gregorium, ad illam, quam tanto conatu aggressus est, mutationem potuit 20 
impellere. Hanc itaque anni formam quam a majoribus accepimus semper 
retinendam suadeo. quam etiam Tycho Brahe ubique sequutus est. Quod si 
mutatio sit necessario facienda, Gregorianam potius amplecti mallem, ut 
commercia per universum orbem a mercatoribus commodius exercerentur, 
quam novam aliquam mutationis inire rationem. Non quod Gregorianam pro- 
bem ; aut quod ejus auctoritati quicquam tribuam, aut quod non existimem 
tuam esse multo commodiorem, si rem ipsam spectemus : sed quod in hujus- 
modi negotijs, vel quod antiquum est obtinere, vel plurimorum consensui 
morem gerere commodissimum arbitrer. Atque haec pro hujus temporis 
angustijs in re magni momenti et immensi laboris in bonam partem accipias 30 
quaeso. Vale. Dat. Oxonij die Gal. Junij 1626. 

Tui amantissimus 

Henricus Briggius. 

Another Letter of Mr. Briggs to Mr. Lydiatt [dated Merton Coll., 
July 11, 1623] 

In 1. xx. c. v. of Justin for Vergamum, as in the common Editions, 
is to be read Bergomum, as is observ'd by Grasvius ; & is plain from an 
Inscription in Gruter, p. 392. cvrat. reip. bergom. & pag. 396. num. 8. 
bergomi patrono. So also in y e Peutingerian Tables. See Cellarius's 
Geogr. Antiq. p. 431. . . 4 o 

May 21 (Tu.). M r . John Falconer the Gentleman who writt y e Letters 
to M r . Dodwell w°h occasioned his Discourse upon y e Soul. He is a 
Scotch Man & suppos'd to be a Divine. — M r . Dodwell has writ a Dis- 
course proving y* y 6 Anonymous Tract ag* Rebaptization put out by 
Rigaltius in his Edit, of S*. Cyprian was writ by Pope Stephanus. In 
Labbe's Edition of y e Councils Tom. 1. in the General Table of the 
particulars of the Tomes tis call'd (tho' w^out any Authority) Ursini 
monachi Afri. — M*. Dodwell has prov'd y fc Semiramis that was five 
Generations before Nitocris according to Herodotus could not be y e Wife 
of any Assyrian King that reign' d at Ninive, & therefore not the wife of 50 
Ninus. This may be of use in a 2 d Edition of Justin. This he has done 
in a Letter to Perizonius. — He also some time agoe writ a Discourse 
ab fc y e Sicyonian chronology : w cil story he thinks to be Fabulous. 'Tis 


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writ in Latin. — Mr. Edw. Stevens born in y e year 1633, as he told M r . 
Dodwell in a Letter. — M r . Grabe ordain'd at Worcester by Bp. Lloyd 
on S fc . John Baptist's Day, w ch he desir'd himself. M r . Dodwell has a 
Letter from M r . Grabe ah* it, & M r . Dodwell thinks he was only ordain'd 
Deacon. — M>. Dodwell tells me he was of the same Opinion about the 
Natural Mortality of y e Soul before his Letters of Advice were publish'd, 
and y* he has advanc'd something there about y e same Opinion. So y* 
M r . Clark & others talk very inconsiderately in saying w* he has deliver'd 
is crude & indigested : for M r . Dodwell assures me he has not studied 

10 anything with more Care. He tells me that M r . Peter King, Author of y e 
History of y e Creed is in a great Measure of his Opinion, & yt D r . Sher- 
lock has some things tending y e same way. — M r . Dodwell of Opinion 
y* Geoffry of Monmouth's story of Britain is wholly to be rejected. — D r . 
Coward nephew to D r . Lamphire. D r . Lamphire had the Pictures of all 
y e Camdenian Professors of History. Quaere where now ? D r . Coward 
offer'd to sell them to M r . Dodwell ; but he did not think fit to buy them. 
They should have been in the Library Gallery. — M r . Dodwell tells me 
y* he sent M r . Stevens a Copy of his Discourse about y e Soul, but rec d 
no Letter upon it, but only a paper wherein were wrapp'd two Discourses 

20 writ by M r . Stevens, one of w°h ab* the Convocation. He believes he 
was then ill of y e Feaver (of w c k he died) & y t this hinder'd his Writing. 
— M r . Grabe did not tell M r . Dodwell in his Letter upon his ordination 
y* he rec d y e Sacrament. M r . Dodwell believes he did not, & excuses 
him for it, because he thinks y e Bp. might forget ; especially if S*. John 
Baptist did not fall upon a Sunday. Quaere whether it did or no ? The 
Reason why M r . Grabe was ordain'd on such a day is because of his 
Xtian Name John. — M r . Whiston of Cambridge has lately printed a 
Book upon y e Revelation of S*. John. I am told he is of Opinion there 
yt ye World will be at an End ab fc nine years hence when there will be a 

30 great Eclipse of the Sun. Quaere ? the Bp. of Worcester of y e same 
opinion. Before w cl1 time y e Bp. thinks Rome is to be burnt. Grounding 
his Opinion upon some places in y 6 Rabbis. The Jews all of this Opinion 
as I hear. — The Saxon Dictionary printed at Oxon, w°h bears y e Name 
of M r . Thomas Benson then B. of Arts, afterwards Master in y t Faculty, 
of Queen's College was done chiefly by M r . Thwaites. M v . Todhunter of 
y e same College had some hand in it, as had also two or three more Young 
Gentlemen of y e same College tho' not mention'd in y e Preface w c]l was 
writ by M r . Thwaites, or rather D r . Mill. 'Tis a Compendium of M r . 
Somner. the Additions taken from M r . Junius' s Papers in the Bodlejan 

40 Library. M r . Benson now Chaplain to y e Bp. of Carlisle. M r . Thwaites 
has a Brother, now Taberder of Queen's College, an ingenious man. He 
studys the Saxon Language, & receives an Annual Pension (as I heard 
M r . Thwaites say) from the s d Bp. of Carlisle to incourage him in y e said 
studies. — Ask M r . Dodwell ab* y 6 Libri Lintei, & desire of him in w* 
place of Livy they may be printed ? also whether he has any thing more 
to be added to them ? — Desire of him also whether he has any more 
Inscriptions not publish'd w c k may be added by way of Appendix to 
Livy ? Likewise w* Inscriptions he thinks proper to add out of Gruter, 
Reinesius, or any other Collector ? — He thinks y e Table of y e Bac- 

50 chanalian Laws publish'd in y e first vol of Tully by Gronovius sh ld be 

May 21-22.] 



printed in Livy. He cannot tell whence Gronovius had them. — Ethelfled, 
Daughter of King JElfred, repair'd Warwick, after it had been destroy'd 
by y e Danes. See Dugdale's Antiq. of Warwicksh. p. 298. 

May 22 (Wed.). Desire D r . Hudson to inquire whether the MS* from 
w°k Sirmond transcribed the Anonymous Tract above mention'd ab fc 
Rebaptization had any Author's Name, & how tis worded. Let him ask 
Zacagnius, the MS* being in y e Vatican. 

Mr. Dodwell to Mr. Clarke. 

S r , I did not know y* y e Copy of your Book against me was a present from 
the Author till my Arrival at London. My Bookseller who sent it, sent no 10 
Letter with it that might inform me that it was so. And I had no reason to 
expect that favour from a stranger so perfectly unknown to me. Yet, if I be 
not misinformed, I knew an unkle of your's in our Colledg in Dublin under 
D r . Winter our then Provost, in the next Chamber to mine. He is, as I am 
told, dead many years since, & I am glad he has left behind him such an 
Honour to his Name as you are. I hereby return you my Thanks for your 
gift, which would have been more acceptable if it had been done with that 
justice to me that I hope to observe to you. I know no Atheist in England 
that can take Advantage from the Primitive Doctrine of Natural Mortality, if 
you had assured him that I allow none such the Benefit of Actual Mortality. 20 
No not even in the Interval between his Death & Resurrection. Had you 
done so, you had not possess'd our pious Readers with those prejudicing pas- 
sions which must first be removed before I can expect they can judg equally 
concerning the Merit of the Cause. But then you could not have insulted me 
with testimonyes of the same Fathers owning all the Heathens, to whom they 
wrote in order to y e perswading them to receive the Christian Religion, to be 
intitled to Actual Immortality. As if I had ever doubted but that they held 
so. Your upbraiding me with Contradictions is only grounded on your Mistake 
that you did not know that my Premonition was written after my Book with a 
design of explaining & recanting some things in the Book it self. You who 30 
invite me to such Contradictions, methinks, should not upbraid me with them. 
You might thereby have discerned how free I am from y e Prejudices with 
which you charge me. As for y e Crudeness of my thoughts, you cannot pre- 
tend to have bestowed more time on them than I have done. You may find 
them suggested in my 2 d Letter of Advice for studyes to M r . John Lesley 
Brother to M r . Charles upon his leaving our Colledg. The first Edition of 
those Letters was perhaps before you were born. Yet the Letters themselves 
were written some while before. 

What you pretend not to understand I am sure you cannot pretend to 
confute, yet the Instances you give of my Obscurity are not so convincing that 40 
favourable application would not have made you master of my Meaning. And 
till you mark out y e Difficulty you must excuse me if I be as unable to find it 
as you were to know my Design in it. What you charge me with as to my 
Integrity in my Quotations in that I am sure of y e Advantage of you. You 
cannot pretend to know my own Thoughts better than I, though you may be 
more sagacious in finding out the sense of our Authors. Nor am I conscious of 
any ouvert Acts by which you or any other can judg of my fayling in that 
point of Integrity. As to my personal Disabilities as I am sensible that no Man 
ought, so I am conscious that none can have reason to think more meanly of 
them than myself. And, so far as they are not Sins nor Scandals, I am willing 50 
to leave them to our Readers without troubling him with any Apology. Yet 
you have shewn a strange inequality in your Censures. What you have taken 
upon credit, in that you are Favourable far beyond my Merit. But you are 
most severe upon my Book where you had less reason to depend on any Man's 
judgment but your own. However I am sensible of your good Will in that 


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favour by how much I am the more conscious of not having deserved it. I 
like withall your Zeal for Religion in an Age of so little Zeal, and should not 
have been sorry for being the Object of it if I had deserved it. Nor shall I be 
ashamed of contradicting myself again if you give me reason to do so, however 
you are pleased to stigmatize Recantation by that unpleasing name. Perhaps 
you also may see reason, not to imitate, but to rival, me in doing so. God 
prosper your Studyes, & make them beneficial for his Church's Good. I am, 
so far as you will be pleased to contribute thereto, 

Your most unfeigned and hearty well-wisher 

io Henry Dodwell. 

Oxford, May 22, 1706. 

You may direct yours to me at Shottesbrook by the Maidenhead Post in 

M rs . Astell to M r . Dodwell. 

Chelsea, Mar. 11 th . i7o£. 
Sir, — That truly Christian Temper, as well as eminent Learning, y* appears 
in all your Writings ; y* great Charity & Love to Truth, which are when 
united the Signature of a Real X tian , but w ch are of little Worth when sepe- 
rated, makes me presume that you will pardon this Address, from one, who, 

20 tho' a Stranger to your Person, sincerely Honours you for your Merit, & 
faithfull Sufferings for y e Testimony of your Conscience, & who makes it in 
pursuance of your Pacific Design in your Case in View, by the Reading of 
which I receiv'd much Pleasure and Information. 

Let it then be humbly offer'd to your Consideration ; Whether all the 
Constant and Real Members of the Church of England, if they mean to ap- 
prove themselves as such, are not oblig'd to present Communion with the 
Actual Possessors of the English Sees, & y* by y e Principles of y e Cyprianic 
Age, & of the Case in View : Excepting only those who Reside in the Diocesse 
of Norwich, whose Obedience is due to their Depriv'd Father 'till he discharge 

30 them from it ? 

For since the Bp. is the Principle of Unity to his own Particular Church, & 
y e Head of all X tians living within his District, so y* they who are not with the 
Bp. are not in y e Church, Disobedience to God's Bishops being y e occasion of 
Heresies & Schisms ; since there can be but one Bp. in a District, so y* he who 
is alone in Possession is for this Reason presumed to be designed for this Office by 
GOD himself; (as is learnedly proved in y e Case in View ;) Since Forreigners 
must not intermeddle in another Bp' 8 Jurisdiction w n the Faith is not in danger, 
(Ibid.) & Forreigners being oppos'd to Incumbent, (p, 46.) it seems to me y 1 all 
Bp 8 are Forreigners in another Bp' s District, unless the Metropolitan at most ; 

40 Since Subjects can't be discharg'd of y e Duty owing to their Spiritual Father, 
otherwise than by his Death, Cession, or Canonical Deprivation ; And lastly, 
Since it was y e Practise of y e Primitive Church & Cyprianic Age in Case of 
Heresy or Schism, for y e Metropolitan or Neighbouring Bp 3 to whom it be- 
long'd to provide a Pastor for y* Flock, to Excommunicate y e Heretical or 
Schismatical Bp, & to chose another in his place, as appears by S*. Cyp.'s 
Letter to P. Stephen concerning Marcian Bp. of Aries : therefore, there being 
now no Rival Bp. but in y e Diocese of Norwich, so y* y e present Possessors 
are, & must be y e only R*full Bp s , each in his Respective Diocess, & y e only 
Principle of Unity, no other Bp. whosoever having any R* to meddle there, as 

5° being but a Forreigner ; & our late Excellent Metropolitan & his Depriv'd 
Collegues, who were y e only Persons who cou'd pretend to a Power of Dis- 
charging us from our Obedience to y e Actual Possessors, & of substituting 
others in their Districts (considering the Church as under Persecution, & 
therefore to provide for it's own Subsistence w th out y e Intervention of y e 

May 22.] 


Magistrate) not having done it, whereby we may reasonably conclude y* they 
did not think it necessary 1 ; And further, Schism from the Catholic Church being 
consequent to Schism from y e Local B p . of y e Place, fundamentally grounded &n 
it ; it must needs follow, y* unless y e People in y e several Districts (Norwich 
only excepted) be united to y e Present 2 Actual Possessors as their Bp„ and 
Head, they can be united to none; & conseqtly it [is] as necessary for y m to- 
live in Communion with him, as it is for them to be united to their true 
Pastor in order to Communion w th y e Catholick Church & w th X* it's Head, 

To this there is but one objection y* I can find, & y* is w* some call y 9 
Contagion, or to use the words of y e Case in Vieqv, p. 2. it is thought necessary 10 
to * abstain from y e Communion not only of y e Rival Bp s themselves, who are 
y e principal Schismaticks, but of all others also who have made themselves 
accessary to y e Schism by any Sacred Communion with those Rivals/ To 
w ch gj ve me ] eav e to answer, y* this is already in part obviated : For 

i st . We adhere to our present Diocesans for y e same Reason we adher'd to 
our Depriv'd Fathers in their Respective Districts, (viz.) because being once 
Lawfull Bp s they have not been Regularly and Canonically Depriv'd. 

2 diy_ w e have no other Principle of Unity : Soy* we must either be as Sheep 
w th out a Pastor, w ch were to unchurch us ; or else we must be united to y* 
one Depriv'd Father, who has not yet Renounc'd his Title ; but this cannot 20 
be in Forreign Districts. For should he 3 intermeddle in another occupied Juris- 
diction agreeing <w th him in y e same Faith, he cou'd not be excused from Schism by 
y e Catholick Principles of y e Cyprianick Age. 

3 dl y. Our present Metropolitans being Rtfully so, y e Bp 8 and Clergy in their 
Respective Provinces, are oblig'd by Oath to Canonical Obedience. W ch 
Oath how far it may affect y e Depriv'd Clergy I shall not now inquire. 

4 tM y. If I rightly apprehend y e Case in Fteiv, it 4 makes y e Danger & 
Guilt of Contagion to consist in being gain'd over to y e Opinions of y 9 
Infected Party. Whence I gather, y* possibly our present Diocesans may not 
approve a Rival Bp. tho' they do not reject him from their Communion : Or 3° 
supposing y* they don't disapprove y* Schism, their Subjects may however live 
in union w th y m without Contagion ; for this y e Case in View not only grants, 
but even proves with Respect to y e Doctrine of y e Independency ofy e Church on 
e State. § 11 th & 12 th . Neither are their Subjects proper Judges of their 
Actions ; for we may not Judge GOD &* X\ nor make our selves B^ 3 of BP S ; 
to y eir own Master they stand or fall. For 

5 tbJ y. In my poor opinion, besides all the other ill Consequences of this 
Doctrine of Contagion, & y e Hazards and Endless scruples to w ch it exposes 
ignorant & well-meaning Persons ; it leaves y e People too great a Latitude, 
sets us up as Judges of our spiritual Fathers, giving us Liberty to withdraw our 4° 
Obedience before they are Canonically Depriv'd, w ch is the very thing that 
they who teach it mean to argue against. 

Lastly, it seems to me y* we have y e most unexceptionable Precedent of 
quiet Submission even to disputable Titles, without danger of being Infected 
with y e usurpers' Guilt, or Partaking in their Sins, & y* is the Example of our 
most Holy L d , who did not Refuse Communion w th y e Jewish Church, tho' 
the Succession of y e Priesthood (entail'd by God Himself) was shamefully 

These Hints, on w ch I might easily have inlarg'd, & w ch are but inartificially 
put together, I submit S r to your candid Consideration, not doubting that a 50 
Person of your great Sagacity, & Blessed Peace-Making Temper will improve 

1 Case in View, p. 38. 

2 Constantine found the Ch. in possession of Dioceses, & all the Xtians of this 
time in possession of y* opinion, y fc their Living in a particular Diocess made y m 
obliged in Conscience to pay their Duty to y fc particular Bp. who had y e R* to y t 
Diocess. Ib. p. 68. 

3 Ib. p. 42. * Ib. p. 51 & 57. 


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them all y* may be in order to y* happy Reunion of w ch you appear so de- 
sirous, & w ch is so heartily wish'd by all who pray for y e Peace of Jerusalem, 
& by none more than by her who is, 


Your faithfull Servant in all the Offices of X tian Charity : 

M. Astell. 

If you think me worthy of an Answer, be pleas'd to direct to be left at M r . 
Wilkins, at y e King's Head in S* Paul's Church- Yard. 

1 M r . Dodwell's Answer [dated Shottesbrooke, March 30, 1706 

May 23 (Th.). MX S*. Amand tells Dr. Hudson y* there are 2 Prodi- 
gious Libraries to be sold shortly by Auction, viz. Marquardus Guidius's 
at Hamburg and M r . Bigott's at Paris. Catalogues and Commissions 
are given and rec d at M r . De L'Orme Bookseller at Amsterdam. M r . 
Bigott's has 6000 folios & both of them a great many MSS ts w°h 'twould 
be highly proper to have bought into y e Bodlejan Library, if Money could 
be spar'd. MX Dodwell tells me y* in Gudius's is a MS* of Photius's 
Lexicon, w cil 'tis probable may supply the Defects of y* in the Bodlejan 

20 May 24 (Fri.). This Morning Mr. Dodwell going to make Dr. 'Mill 
a Visit, the D r . gave a severe Censure (according to his usual Method) 
of M r . Dodwell's new Book, tho' he has not read it as he confess'd, but 
only makes his Judgment from w* People generally say, w clx is unfair 
& not becoming a Scholar. M r . Dodwell hinted to him his Changeable- 
ness, particularly his Advising him to stand out ab* the Oaths. He like- 
wise mention'd to him a Letter w clx the D r . advis'd M r . Dodwell formerly 
to write to D r . Kenn to stand out ab* the said Oaths, & told him y* if he 
had but that in view he would not act w tJl so much heat against the 
Non-Jurors. Some other things also pass'd, w c h occasion'd the D r . to 

30 abuse M r . Dodwell, who notwithstanding us'd him civilly and like a 
Scholar & a X tian , & told him yt 'twould be more suitable to his Func- 
tion to act more steddily & consistently. — 'Tis s d Gudius writ the Book 
de Scriptoribus Historiae Philosophical w c k goes under y e Name of 
Johnston. Quaere farther? — Eutropius lib. i. c. xvii. makes Veij to 
be 18 miles distant from Rome. It ought to be corrected xii. being writt 
perhaps xiix. For so is the Number in y e Peutingerian Tables, or else 
xii. & half agreeable to Dionysius Hal. asserts 1. II. p. 116. See 
Cellarius's Geogr. Antiq. p. 462. . . 

May 25 (Sat.). Hadrian Beverland had so great Interest in Isaac 

40 Vossius y t he prevail'd w th him to write Notes upon Catullus, w°k were 
publish'd after his Death. There are some obscene things in them, but 
are otherwise excellent, & answer the Character he bore in the world. 

May 25. H. to Dr. T. Smith. Agrees that the compliments to the 
University of Frankfurt and to Grabe were extravagant. Doubts whether 
Grabe has taken priest's orders. Death of Mr. Edw. Stephens (b. 1633). 
Ockley has left Oxford : H. wishes Mr. Wallis would undertake Abdollatiphi. 

1 ( p P- 55-84 missed.) 

May 22-29.] 

VOLUME X, PAGES 54-131. 


This Beverland had a very choice Study of Books w ch were sold by him 
at a low price. He is now living, in a craz'd Condition at London. He 
was look'd upon always to be a man of quick Parts, w°h he imploy'd on 
bad Subjects, viz. in writing obscene, prophane & other loose Books. 
He was once a Student in y e Bodlejan Library, & therefore something 
more than w* M>. Wood has done may be spoken of him by the 
Continuer of Athense Oxon. D r . Hudson rec d a Catalogue of His 
Writings from his own Hands, & may if he thinks fit oblige any person 
w th it. — Cone. y e Patavinity of Livy some Things in R. Titius's 3 d 
Lecture pag. 36. . . 10 

May 26 (Sun.). M r . Burton in his Notes upon Antoninus pag. 116. 
seems to be of opinion yt the Book 7rep\ rroranav, said to be writ by 
Plutarch is spurious. He quotes there the Passage abt Lugdunum's 
being so call'd from L£yos a Crow & Aovvos a Hill, in the old Gallick 

Language. — Quaere who Re s & Br n are, quoted in D r . 

Coward's new Book ? They are two of MX Boyle's Lecturers, but who ? 
Quaere also to whom 'tis he writes his first Letter, which he has not 

signify' d at large but only by the Initial & Final Letters, W m 

C ck, D.D. & Rector of SI ge in Gl shire. — Blondell writ 

something ag* Baronius, which is not yet printed. Quaere whether it be 20 
at Amsterdam where M r . Dodwell tells me y e Bp. of Worcester saw it ? 

May 27 (Mon.). M r . Dodwell tells me yt M r . Wharton not only writ 
the latter part of D r . Cave's Historia Literaria, but yt he likewise was 
concern'd in y e whole Work, and for yt reason expected to have been 
mention'd as a joynt Author. This M>. Dodwell rec d from one who 
knew M>. Wharton. — Viro perquam Reverendo, Doctissimo ac longe 
Clarissimo, D. Johanni Hudson, S.P.D. Gottfredus Christianus Goetzius. 
[dated Lipsiae d. i6.Februar. ciodccvi (pp. 119-129.)] . . . The said Go- 
dofredus Xtianus Goetzius, who is a Brandenburger, was admitted into 
y e Publick Library at Oxon 16 Sept. 1697. — Gisbertus Cuperus 30 
design'd to write a Comment upon y e Palmyrene Inscriptions as is 
intimated by Jac. Rhenferdius in his Letter to him prefix'd to his 
Literatura vet. Palmyrena.— Cuperus sent to y e said Rhenferdius 
accurate Copies of the said Inscriptions. 

May 28 (Tu.). This day was a Convocation at 2 Clock about an 
Address to her Majesty upon Account of y e Success in Catalonia & the 
Spanish Netherlands. 

May 29 (Wed.). This day being the Restauration of King Charles 
II preach'd at St. Marie's M r . Monnox of Baliol College upon 2 Sam. 
xxii. 48, 49, 50. 4 o 

Llhuyd mentions Roman coins found near Witney ; has bought in Wales 
a MS. containing Discourses of Josephus Monachus Eveshamiensis. ' A 
scandalous Dutch story ' that Le Clerck's new Anthologia was proposed to be 
printed at the Theatre. Asks for information regarding Sloane's MSS. of 
Zouch's Academiae Oxon. Pri<vilegia and Rich. Smith on Original and Progress of 
Printing. Particulars of two approaching sales — those of Marquardus Gudius 
at Hamburg and M. Bigott at Paris. Sends copies of the two letters of Hen. 



[1706 : 

Which being a Thanksgiving of David to God for y e many signal Deliver- 
ances & Blessings he had vouchsaf d to bestow upon him, he hence took occa- 
sion to parallel the Sufferings of K. Charles I & II with those of David, & to 
point out the Authors of all the Calamities & miseries w ch these Kingdoms for 
so many years lay under. Under this Head he took notice of the many per- 
nicious Pamphlets & other Books at y* time Publish'd, the Encouraging of w cb 
he said was enough at any time to inflame a whole Country, & would again (if 
not timely put a stop to) ruin our Church & state, particularly such Books as 
y fc of D r . Tyndal's cone. y e R ts of y e Church, w ch is stuff d with y e most loose 
10 Principles, & manag'd with y e utmost Rancour & Malice tho' there is but little 
shew of Reason appearing throughout y e whole. 

May 30 (Th.). In Vettius Valens fol. 4. col. 1. is mention'd hrrcdp%eiov 
7rep\ ^(pov j) . iv tto'ko fabta. Probably out of Hipparchus. — M r . Dodwell 
has found other Notes ab* y e Age of Vettius Valens, w c k shew y* he liv'd 
after y e time of Antoninus. Indictions mention'd in it. The use of In- 
dictions not 'till ab fc y e time of Maxentius. — M r . Dodwell has collated 
formerly Pomponius Mela with an old MS t then in y e Hands of Sir 
James Ware, now in the Library of y e Earl of Clarendon. This will be 
of use to M r . Reynolds, the Collations being good & in several Places 
20 correct y e Text. — M r . Cherry (as M r . Dodwell informs me) has a 
Translation (into English out of French of a Discourse,) made by Queen 
Elizabeth, & written with her own hand when about eleven years of Age. 
— M r . Dodwell was put upon his Considerations of present Concern by 
y e Bp. of Worcester D r . Lloyd 1 , who has a Discourse in 4 t0 . to y e same 

May 31 (Fri.). At y e End of K. James i s *' s Works in Bodley's 
Archives is a Letter in MS* of Queen Mary to Cardinal Pole w c k here 
follows : 

Superscrib'd Reverendissimo Domino Legato Compatri meo. 

30 Digna Patre tanto salutatione praemissa, agnosco plurimum debere me Re- 
verendissimae sanctitati vestrae, cum jucundis de Uteris mihi a vobis ad Ampt- 

J hille regiam traditis, turn (vel maxime) quod summo meo oblectamento, regis 
reginaeque parentum (quorum utriusque salutem regum ille supremus quam 
diutissima felicitate dignetur) menstruo convictu vestro dudum beneficio mihi 
frui licuerit. Una vero me interim (alioqui felicissimam) torquebat visendae 
sanctissimae paternitatis vestrae negata occasio, quae si votis respondisset meis 
cum sancta vestra benedictione humillime petita, merita in me vestra meosque 
frequentia (quibus licuisset) gratijs rependissem. Id quoniam mihi quan- 
tumvis desideranti coram assequi turn temporis non obtigit, quod mei jam 

40 officij superest, vestram istam benedictionem nonnisi omni cum observantia 
mihi nominandam mitissima implorans, celsitudinem vestram majorem in 
modum obtestor, ut ccepto erga me animi candore perpetuo sit. Ita (quod 
multis alijs nominibus debeo) obnixius orandum erit, ut incolumitatem vestram 

May 30. H. to F. Cherry. Dodwell has expostulated with Dr. Mill; 
' I have experiene'd an extraordinary change in him of late, & am afraid, by 
some proceedings, he will turn his Hall into a Fanatick Seminary : for w ch 
reason I am now ab* leaving him, and retiring nearer y e Library, where my 
Business lies.' Yesterday Mr. Monnox, Balliol, preached on 2 Sam. xxii. 48, 
49, 50, attacking Tindal. Notes from Llhuyd (ut sup.). His first volume of 
the British Language is almost finished. 

1 Query. 

May29-Junel.] VOLUME X, PAGES 131-147. 


Britannae rei publicae nedum mihi Deus Optimus Maximus longissime pro- 
trahat. Hertleburye. 

Tua spiritualis filia 

Maria Princeps. 

'Tis y e original, under her own Hand. 

June 1 (Sat.). John Boyce Esq r is remov'd from being one of y e 
Commissioners of Excise, as is Rich. Bretton Esq r . one of y e Commis- 
sioners of y e Custom House. — M r . Ayliffe of New Coll. tells me the 
present Warden of Winchester D r . Nichols has made a Translation into 
English of Xenophon s History. io 

A Letter from Ern. Martinus Plarren to D r . Hudson. 

Admodum Reverendo & Clarissimo Viro Joanni Hudsono. S.P.D. 
Ernestus Martinus Plarren. 

Insignis ilia humanitas Tua, qua, ut extraneos omnes, ita me inprimis, 
quum Oxoniae essem, excipere dignatus es, tantopere me Tibi obstrinxit, ut 
tunc mihi vel maxime satisfecisse credam, ubi earn qualitercunque praedicandi 
occasio se mihi videtur offerre. Et haec causa est, cur non sine magno dolore 
meo Te insalutato ex Anglia discesserim ; quum inopina optimi Parentis mors 
iter meum supra modum praecipitaret ; cui vero rursus alia intervenere, quae 
me in hunc usque diem inutiles in Belgio moras jusserunt, quas sine CI. Peri- 20 
zonij aliorumque doctorum amicitia taediosissimas mihi futuras fuisse unusquis- 
que haud difficulter crediderit. In amicorum, quorum modo memini, numero 
fuit etiam Neufvillaeus quidam, qui cum instructissima Bibliotheca non sper- 
nendam possidet antiquariam supellectilem & in hac quidem statuam illam 
cujus Tibi iconem transmitto. Super hac varios ille consuluit viros doctos, 
atque non paucorum sententia ex conjecturis oppido probabilibus eo recidit, 
statuam esse Hetruscam ; litterarum in femore scriptarum, & nisi fallor ijs, 
quae in Operis Inscriptionum Gruteriani Eugubinis tabulis habentur, persimi- 
lium expositionem frustra optavit a quoquam sibi dari. Ego ex Anglia redux 
de viro quodam harum rerum gnaro ab eo interrogatus indicavi eidem Geor- 30 
gium Hickes S.T.P. qui de varia lectione Inscriptionis, quae in statua Tagis 
exaratur per 4. Alphabeta Etrusca ad D. Hans Sloane scripsit Epistolam. Ille 
Neufvillaeus de hoc indicio sibi a me facto supra modum laetatus, voluit, ut quum 
Hickesium solo mihi nomine notum dicerem, ad Te, Vir Clarissime ; cujus 
ego amicitia gloriabar, ea de re litteras darem ; Teque & ejus & meo ipsomet 
nomine obsecrarem, ut hanc imaginem ab Hickesio videri ejusque circa In- 
scriptionis lectionem sententiam a nobis resciri curares. Quod ubi nunc a Te 
vehementer expeto, de danda audaciae meae venia omnino mihi rogandus esses, 
nisi ingenua amico serviendi cupiditas, & Tua praesertim humanitas earn mihi 
ultro pollicerentur. Age ergo, Vir Clarissime & hoc Tibi onus imponi patere 40 
ab homine Tui studiosissimo, cui nihil adeo arduum aut difficile futurum est, 
quod non tui amore ductus, quam lubentissime suscipiat. Ubi in patriam 
fuero reversus, commoda occasione data, de litterarijs nostrorum locorum 
novis, Tibi forsan non ingrata perscribam, ex animo interea vovens ut mea 
opera meaque studia, quae Tibi prorsus dicata volo, quodammodo utilia tibi 
esse queant. Vale. Dab. Lugd. Batavorum prid. Kal. Junij cicdccvi. 
Responsorijs Tuis ita inscribas velim : 

A Monsieur 
Monsieur Robert de Neufville pour 
Monsieur Plarren a Leyden. 50 

The said Statue, by the Cut, resembles a very beautifull Person, & 
being adorn'd with Laurell about y e Head seems to be y e Image of some 
Poet or great General. 'Tis much like Virgil. The letters are upon the 
left thigh ... — D r . Hudson rec d a Letter from D r . Hickes Dated June 


[1706 : 

10. 1706. Wherein he tells him he does not know y e meaning of y e In- 
scription but referrs to y e Philosophical Transactions num. 302, where 
he has a Letter to D r . Sloane concerning it, & gives y e Letters according 
to four Alphabets. 

June 2 (Sun.). D r . Browne is found guilty of Writing the Country 
Parson's Advice to y e L d . Keeper, & for it is fined 40 marks, & to stand 
in y 6 Pillory once. — Qusere ab* y e Abbey of Culnham not far from 
Oxon, where the two Staffords took sanctuary in their Rebellion ag* 
Hen. VII. See Martin's Chron. p. 259. — Qusere ab* Lufiield in 
i° Buckinghamshire ? There was a Priory belonging to Westminster. — 
This morning preach'd at S*. Marie's M r . Strong of Baliol College, upon 
Hebr. 7.7. And w^out all contradiction y e less is blessed of y e better. 

From w ch words he prov'd w th abundance of Argument, great Judgment & ' 
proportionable Learning y e Dignity of y e Priesthood, from the Priests Sanctity, 
y e veneration paid them in all Ages, their Function & Office &c. After w cil 
he answer'd some objections started of late ag* it, particularly in D r . Tyndal's 
notorious Book, & concluded with a suitable Application. 

June 3 (Mon.). In y e Year 1526 was publish' d at Basil, typis Frob. 
Six Orations of Chrysostom de Fato & Providentia Dei in 8°. without a 

20 Translation. The Editor Erasmus. He has Dedicated them to Doctor 
Claymond first President of Corpus X ti Coll. in this university, whom he 
styles Collegij apum Praesidi. — Vaccary or Vacchary, Vaccharia alias 
Vacheria, a House or Place to keep Cows in. Fleta lib. 2. c. 41. sect. 
item inquiratur 12. Domus sive locus in quo vaccse aluntur vel quo ne- 
gotium quod ad eas pertinet, perficitur, saith Spelman. A Dairy House. 
W^out Warrant no Subject may have a Vacary within y e Forest, Cromp. 
Jur. fol. 194. But in y e Stat. 37. H. 8. c. 16. Vacchary seems to be a 
special Name of a certain Compass of Ground w^in y e Forest of Ash- 
down. — In the Bodlejan Library among the MSS. in Mus. num. 235. 

30 are the Epistles of S*. Paul, &c. printed in an old Black Letter in 12 0 , 
w°k was Queen Elizabeth's own Book, & her Hand Writing appears at 
y e Beginning, viz. 

August. I walke many times into the pleasant Fieldes of the Holy Scrip- 
tures, where I plucke up the goodliesome herbes of Sentences by pruning : 
eate them by reading : chawe them by musing : and laie them up at length in 
the hie seate of memorie by gathering them together : that so having tasted 
thy sweetenes I may the lesse perceave the Bitterness of this miserable 

The covering is done in needle-work by y e Queen (then Princess) her 
40 self, & thereon are these sentences, viz. on one side, on the Borders : celvm 
patria . scopvs vitae xpvs . christvs via . christo vive. In y e middle an 
Heart, & round ab* it, eleva cor svrsvm ibi vbi e. c. (i. e. est Christus), on 
the other side about y e Borders, beatvs qvi divitias scriptvrae legens 
verba vertit in opera. In y e middle a Star & round it vicit omnia 

June 3. T. Cherry to H. Is coming to Oxford on the 15th inst. to 
take his degree. ' Pray tell Mrs. Wells to gett my Batchellors gown and Bands 
in order ag st I come. As I don't question she & all Friends else will their 
Bills ; but of this don't you put 'em in mind.' The Venetian Ambassador 
resents the Queen's prohibition of any of her subjects attending his 

June 1-7.] 

VOLUME X, PAGES 153-180. 


E. 4f C. pertinax virtvs. I think for Elizabetha captiva vel Elizabeths 
caplivcB, She being then, when she work'd this Covering a Prisoner, if I 
mistake not, at Woodstock. 

June 4 (Tu.). In Bodley's Archives, B. 94 is a MS*. Primer, curiously 
Illuminated, w cl1 was formerly Queen Mary's, & afterwards Prince Henry's. 
'Twas given by Rich. Connock Esq r , Auditor General, Sollicitor, and of 
his Highness Council of Revenue, Jul. 7 0 . Anno Regni Regis Jacobi 13. 
161 5. Just at y e Beginning of the Psalms, is the following Passage 
written by Q. Mary's own Hand, viz. 

Geate you suche Ryches as when the Shype is broken may swyme away 
wythe the Master for dy verse chances take away the goods of fortune, but the 
goods of the Soule, whyche bee only the trewe goods nother fyer nor water 
can take away. Yf you take labour and payne to doo a vertuous thyng the 
labour goeth away and the vertue remaynethe. Yf thoroughe pleasure you 
do any vicious thyng the pleasure goeth away and the vice remaynethe. 

Good Madame for my sake remembre thys. 

Your lovyng Mystres 

Marye Princesse. 

June 5 (Wed.). M r . Phil. Ayres (who liv'd in Spain several Years) 
tells M r . Dodwell & my self y fc in y e Escurial is a considerable number of 
Greek MSS. among w cn is Stephanus nepl noXeav. tis a thick folio & 
probably not epitomiz'd. — Remember to look over a Preface of Cor- 
derius to Cyril upon Jeremy in 8°. where he gives an Ace* of a Journey 
he made into Spain to see y 6 Library in y e Escurial, & gives us a 
Catalogue at y e latter end of some of y e most remarkable Greek MSS ts . 
— At the Beginning of Vettius Valens in Bib. Bod. Arch. B. Seld. 35. 
Longolius has added, Curavit hunc librum describendum Christophorus 
Longolius precio octingentorum sestertiorum nummum, hoc est vicenis 
aureis ducatis. De Longueil. Presently after w cn by another hand is 
added an explication of y e several Notes in the Book. [1 58-1 61.] . . . 

June 6 (Th.). M r . Dodwell tells me he has found a Note in Vettius 
Valens, shewing the Author liv'd 40 years after y e 21 st year of Antoninus 
Pius. For he mentions one who liv'd so long after yt time. — Out of 
M r . Dodsworth's coll. vol. 149. p. 9. [Inscriptions, &c.,] In Worsopp 
Church (in Nottinghamshire) sometyme part of y e Abbay, March 4. 
1639. . . . In y e Church of Wodhill alias Wahullin Com. Bedford. 29 Feb. 
1639. . . — The lowest Note M r . Dodwell has met with in Vettius Valens 
shews him to have been in Severus's time, he mentioning a Death of a 
Person whose nativity he acc ts for in the year 200 after X* or thereab ts . 

June 7 (Fri.). Dodsworth's coll. vol. 149. f. n. b. [Inscriptions, &c.,] 
In y e Church of Braybroke in Com. Northampton 2 March 1639. . . . — 
In y e Church of Luton in Com. Bedf. 27 Feb. 1639. ... — In Bedford 
Church 27 Feb. 1639. ... — In y e Middle He of y e East End of y e 
Quyre of Yorke Minster. ... — M r . Dodwell has found another consider- 
able note in Vettius Valens (if the latter part be the same Valens, w cn is 
to be doubted from the Title of one of the Books call'd fiifihiov devrepov 

June 6. E. Smith to H. Hopes to send on loan shortly Fabrettus and 
Burton's Britan. Romanorum. Asks in return for a copy of Dodwell's letter 
about Lucian. 

vol. 1. 



[1706 : 

in fol. 181. b. whereas before the 6 fc h and 7^ if not more are men- 
tion d, in their order) viz. 'Yrrodeiyixa /3 Aiok\vticivov eros pii( (or 147) Tu/3i Lb 
els te &p. y. (in fol. i *]*]. b.) w c k brings him as low as an. 431. There is 
another Note in fol. 178. a. w ch mentions the Death of Valentinian II d . 
in y e 36^ year of his Age. And by y* He is brought down to ab* y e 
year 391. — I find by the Buttery Book for Edmund Hall w cl1 I have 
seen by chance (for 'tis not like other Places here to keep their Books in a 
certain place for yt purpose) y fc in the year 1672, on the 13^ of March, there 
were then at y e Hall who battled fourscore & eighteen, whereof 6 Masters 

10 besides Principal and vice-Principal, 24 Bachelors, 66 Under-Graduates. 
June 8 (Sat.). Tis s d y* y e King of France us'd to lye w th y e Dauphin's 
wife, & for y 6 Expiation of so great a Sin the Pope by way of Penance 
injoyn'd him to extirpate y 6 Protestants in France, w cl1 is said to be the 
occasion of their Persecution. — On y e 5^ one D r . West a Physitian 
was stab'd thro' the Body by M r . Lydell his Brother in Law who w n he 
was seiz'd and in custody of a Constable carrying before a. Justice of 
Peace w^ a Penknife w c]l he drew out of his Pocket cut his own Throat 
but 'tis believ'd neither of y e wounds will prove mortal. — 

Yesterday D r . Hudson receiving certain Books from D r . Tyson for 

20 y e use of y e Publick Library, he sent with it also y e following Letter. 

London May 28, 1706. 
Hon d . S r , — Having been so tedious in sending those Tracts of mine you 
desired for y e Publick Library ; you may easily imagine I had not so good 
opinion of them as to think they deserved so honourable a place. However 
since you desired it, I have obeyed ; and what are wanting are to be met with 
in y e Philosoph. Transact. But to make some amends for y eir Intrusion, there 
will accompany them a MS*, in velam of L. Apuleius de virtutibus Herbarum; 
& Sextus Placitus alias Platonicus de medicina de Animaiibus &c. Between 
these two there is a small Tract de Medicina de Homine. Whether it be- 

30 longs to either of them, I am uncertaine, since Gab. Humelbergius who hath 
given us an Edition of both these Authors with his notes at large upon them, 
takes no notice of it. Both, as you will find, are imperfect : & in many places 
un correct. But having the advantage of y e Figures of each Plant &c. tho' but 
rude it may give some light to y e knowledge of y e Plants themselves, and by 

June 8. Dr. T. Smith to II. Again urges H. to find out ' by a side-wind 
question ' whether Grabe be in full orders. Will try to get a copy of Ockley's 
Introduction to his work on the Saracenical Chaliphs. Fears that Mr. Wallis' 
attendance on young Lord Wenman takes him off from the business of his 
profession ; he has neglected two commissions of Smith's. Complains of Char- 
lett and the Press corrector's dealing with him in the matter of the Synopsis. 
Remarks on Josephus Eveshamensis. ' Mr. Selden was beholden to that 
rambling Wit, Linguist, and Philosopher Henry Jacob, afterwards Fellow of 
Merton Coll., for several notices received from him, w c]l he readily and grate- 
fully acknowledges in his Prolegomena to his booke De Dis Syris, cap. 3 p. 46 
of the Leyden edition, w ch is more to bee esteemed than all the late German 
editions, with their nauseous additions and illustrations.' The Bigot and 
Gudius Catalogues. Thanks for Brigges' letters. Dr. Bernard's papers were 
left to S., but he has not touched them for seven or eight years. Among them 
was a noble collection of letters from Bishop Pearson, Isaac Vossius, Huet, the 
two Spanheims, Ludolfus, Gronovius, Mabillon and 40 others, but very few of 
Bernard's in reply. Before applying to the addressees he will have those in 
his possession transcribed, but has lost his amanuensis. Can H. find him 
one? Intends to bequeath Bernard's papers to H. Sends copy of his letter 
to Dr. Wallis, dated Sept. 13, 1690. 

June 7-9.] 

VOLUME X, PAGES 180-198. 


comparing it w th y e Editions I have by me, I find several Places may be cor- 
rected, as in y e first Page of the MS*, of Apulejus treating of y e Virtues of 
Centaurium maj : 'tis ad sugillationes & livores, iny 0 printed Editions ad sugil- 
lationes & dolores. I will not trouble you with more Instances. But if you 
think convenient to give it a place in y e Bodlejan Library, I shall take it as an 
Honour to add any thing to so noble a collection of Learning. I must intreat 
you likewise to accept a Copy of my Ourang Outang since you was pleased 
to cast a favourable Eye upon it. & if at your leisure you should favour me w th 
your Opinion of the Age of the MS. you will much oblige 

Your most humble & obedient Servant 10 

EDW d Tyson. 

Dodesworth's Col. Vol. 149. fol. 18, a. Manchester church in Com. 
Lane. 12 March, 1639. [186-193.] . . . 

June 9 (Sun.). This Morning preach'd at S*. Marie's M r . Smalbrooke 
Fellow of Magd. Col. upon John 5^ 28, 29. . . . 

The whole Discourse was levell'd ag* y e pious and Learned M r . Dodwell's 
Hypothesis ag* y e universality of y e Resurrection & y e immortalizing of y e soul 
by Baptism, in w ch he propos'd to prove i st y* the universality of y e Resurrec- 
tion is constantly represented in y e New Testament. Here he examin'd the 
principal Texts of Scripture made use of by M r . Dodwell, & concluded that 20 
he had given false interpretations of them. The Fathers he did not meddle 
with but referr'd to a Book w ctl he said would shortly come forth (meaning I 
suppose y* printing at y e Theatre) wherein he said all y e Passages from y 6 
Fathers were accurately consider'd, & y* the Learned Author (so he call'd the 
writer, by w ch it should seem M r . Mills is not y e Person principally concern'd) 
had set them all in a true light, & upon that asserted y* M r . Dodwell's Notion 
was uncatholick & y* he had egregiously misrepresented y e Fathers. Thence 
he proceeded in y e 2 d place to shew y 1 this Hypothesis was highly derogatory 
to y e Justice of God. And in y e 3 d place concluded y* M 1 '. Dodwell's Argu- 
ments were erroneous & unconclusive. This done he clos'd all by declaring 30 
to y e Auditory that he had not said any thing out of Design to insult so great 
a Man but in some measure to prevent y e Mischiefs w ch may proceed from 
this Opinion w ch was establish'd by so pious & Learned a person, who was to 
be pitied upon Account of this & some other dangerous Positions laid down 
by him, particularly relating to Schism, his Defence of y e small Number of 
Martyrs &c. So y* if persons so eminent for Learning & piety & who have done 
so signal Service to y e church in other Respects as tis certain M r . Dodw. has 
fall into great Mistakes & Errors he caution'd all to be watchfull & upon y eir 
Guard & to take all due care not to imbibe new Principles ab* Religion &c. 

The character this Sermon now bears is y* M r . Smalbrook spoke too 40 
confidently & that he did not do M r . Dodwell Justice, especially ab* y e 
Resurrection since he is not ag* y e universality of y\ but y* all are not to 
be concern'd in everlasting Rewards & Punishments ; & in short y* tho' 
M r . Dodwell has advane'd some new notions (at least such as are not 
known now when generally people read but few old Authors) yet 'twould 
have been far better for him not to have discours'd of them in y e Pulpit; 
since y t is the way to do farther mischief, & to make people have worse 
opinions than are to be found in M r . Dodwell's Book it self. — In y e 
Afternoon preach'd M r . Bingham (of whom I have said something 
before) formerly of University Coll. upon 1 Cor. 16. 13. . . . The Design 5° 

June 9. H. to F. Cherry. Sends specimen of Livy, with proposals. 
Mr. Smalbrooke, Magd., has attacked Mr. Dodwell — not quite fairly or success- 
fully—at St. Mary's. 

s 2 




of the Discourse was to exhort to Constancy & perseverance in the 
Duties of Religion & to endeavour always to keep a good Conscience. — 
D r . Tyndale of All Souls Coll. was originally of Line. Coll. where he was 
Pupil to Dr. Hicks, w cil D r . Hicks has a Brother a Physitian, who was 
first a Presbyterian, & afterwards converted to y e Ch. of Engl, by his Bro. 
& now practises Physick in London. 

June 10 (Mon.). On Tuesday Morning last one J F a Presby- 
terian Parson who was seized the night before by y e constable and his 
watch in Cheapside was brought before y e Court of Aldermen & ordered 

i° to pay 5 sh. for being (as S r . Owen Buckingham carried the matter in 
his favour) in drink & to beg a quakers Pardon who was y e Accuser for 

violently taking his wife by y e as she was knocking at her own door 

for Entrance. The Quaker after he had read him a Jumper Lecture ag* 
Lewdness in a man of his Profession told him yt he would pardon him 
upon condition y* he found he could give him no farther legal trouble. 
These are y e pious cheats y* cry up so much for Reformation of 
Manners. — M r . Dodwell tells me he saw y e Book M r . Llhuwyd men- 
tion'd to me written by Robertus Josephus Monachus Eveshamensis (as 
he thinks he is call'd in y e Book) & he says it contains very little History, 

20 besides y e suppression of y e little Religious Houses by Cardinal Wolsey, & 
y e story of y e Person (Quaere whom) who reflected in his Will & Testam* 
upon y e use of superstitious Legacies & for yt had his Body dug up & burnt 
by y e Sheriff. He was contemporary w^ Erasmus, whom he mentions some- 
times & y e Epistles are only for Exercise of Stile, & y e Latin is better y n 
usual among y e Monks. M r . Dodw. saw y e Book at S*. Asaph 

June 11 (Tu.). M r . Philip Ayres an antient Gentleman who lodges as 
Commoner in S*. John's College (on purpose to direct a Young Gentle- 
man Commoner 1 there newly entred) having been a great Traveller has 
pickt up several Curiosities, as Books Coyns, &c. one of w ch I saw last 

3° night at y e Coffee-House viz. a Roll neatly written in Arabick w c k seems 
to be y e Alcoran. He gives a very good Account of the Places where he 
has been especially as to y e state of Learning & is of a communicative 
Temper. — Dodsworth's coll. vol. 149. f. 22. a. On a stone in y e Church 
Yard of Halton juxta Lancaster. Robert Burton of Heighfeild lyes under 
this stone | Who lyv'd at Heighfeld one hundred yeares & one. . . — This 
day M r . W m . Smith left University Coll. He burnt a great Number of Papers 
upon his Leaving y e College. — M r . Wood in his Life of Sir Anthony Cope 
Vol. 1. Ath. Oxon. p. 65. mentions only one piece done by him, viz. his 
Meditations on y e Psalms, tho' he insinuates y* he perform'd other Matters 

4° of Learning, w 0 * 1 he never saw. I have by me The History of Annibal & 
Scipio, gathered & translated out of Livy & other Authors, & said to be 
done by Anthony Cope, Esq r . printed at Lond. 1590. 8°. I suppose 'twas 
done by y e said S r . Anth. Cope, it being dedicated to K. Hen. 8 ttL & he being 
only mention'd as Esq r I suppose 'twas collected before he was K*ed. 

June 10. Dean Hiekes to Dr. Hudson. Thanks for Abbot Passioneo's 
present. Returns Hudson's picture (for a Dutch book) with remarks. Thanks 
for transmitting ' the colleges noble present for my book.' Will do all he can 
for Livy. 

1 Mr. Drake. 

June 9-16.] 

VOLUME X, PAGES 198-227. 


June 12 (Wed.). Dodsworth vol. supradict. fol. 38. b. . . . 

Dodsworth Coll. vol. 150. p. 107. a. [Inscriptions &c.,] In Gainsborough 
Church in Lincolne. . . . 

June 13 (Th.). On Tuesday last M r . Dodwell had a conference w*h 
M r . Smalbrook ab* his Sermon, preach'd at Marie's, w c k M r . Smal- 
brook was so ingenuous as to read to M r . Dodwell, who was pleas' d very 
well with his civility, & thinks him a much fairer person than his old 
Friend Milles of X* church who would not vouchsafe either to talk w th 
M r . Dodwell upon this subject, or shew him anything yt was done relating 
to y e new Book printing at y e Theatre. M r . Dodwell desir'd Mr. Smalbrook 10 
would print wt he had said by way of Appendix to y e said Book omitting 
all Encomiums, yt he might see the whole they could say together. 

June 14 (Fri.). Dodsworth's coll. vol. 149. p. 107. b. [Inscriptions &c.,] 
In Mattersey Church in Nott. ... — Epworth in y e Isle of Axholme 
was y e House of Lo. Mowbray neare unto w ch y e Duke of Mowbray of 
Norfolke was banished. He parted with his Dutchess not far from Ep- 
worth, in w°k place the Ewers sett up a Crosse for a Memorie w ch is called 
Parteney Crosse. 

June 15 (Sat.). Ibid. f. 108. a. [Inscriptions &c.,] At Beltone in y e 

Hand of Axholme Noketon Churche 4 Sept. 1641 — Memorandum 20 

y* when M r . Dodwell was with M r . Smalbrook M r . Parker was then present, 
who says yt M r . Smalbrook was too hard for M r . Dodwell. but quaere ? for 
it seems to be only a story *. — M r . Halley says he can prove yt Vespasian 
reckon'd his Reign to begin at y e Death of * * * * because he reckons 
Vitellius to be no Emperor. 

June 16 (Sun.). M r . Periam of X* Church preach'd this Morning at 
X* ch. before y e University upon 1 Tim. 5. 22. Neither be partaker of 
other Men's sins. 

'Twas a neat Discourse, shewing how any one may be partaker in y e sins of 
another, & upon y* occasion he could not but take notice of y e Happiness of 30 
those who had opportunities of being Educated in such Places as were always 
famous for their Loyalty, virtue, & good principles, & in how great Danger 
those are who thro' Flattery or Connivence do not rebuke Vice, but suffer those 
at least who are their superiors to go on in the most abominable & notorious 
Crimes without so much as daring to speak one word ag* them, or in the least 
declare the Mischiefs w ch are like to proceed from such wickedness. — 

I am inform'd that M r . Smalbrooke is one of those ingag'd in writing y e 
Book printing at y e Theatre ag* M r . Dodwell, & yt he very freqtly visits 
Milles for this End. — Dodsworth vol. 149, f. 113. a. . . — Wakefeld 
Quyer. . . — Doncaster Church North Quyer. . . 40 

Xtopher Barker Printer to Queen Eliz. was borne in y e Vicaridge House 
in y e Towne of Marr in Com. Ebor. He did afterwards make y e Cawsey in 
y e same Towne to y e Charges of 7 11 . He likewise paved all y e Alleys in y e 
Church boarded & made all y e best Formes & Pulpit in y e Church. He like- 
wise gave a great Bible well bound & bossed on w ch there is a plate w th this 
Inscription. Ex dono Xtopheri Barkeri de London Armigeri & Regise Ma- 
jestatis Typographi 1579. — Rob*. Barker son of y e s d Xtopher was afterwards 
Printer to y e Queene & to King James. 

June 16. Thwaites to the same. Asks for a book from Rome. Mes- 
sage from Sergeant Bernard. Has been almost miraculously preserved. 

1 Mr. Parker continues to be of the same mind. Nov. 13, 1706. 



[1706 : 

June 17 (Mon.). On Thursday last Mr. Broughton Chaplain to his 
Grace y e Duke of Marlborough was chosen Lecturer of S*. Andrews 
Holborne in roome of D r . Humphreysville lately deceas'd. The IA 
Mordant is made a Brigadier General & is going to make his Campaigne 
in y e Netherlands. — Dodesworth Vol. 22. f. 14. b. E Registro Lufnam 
in Officio Registrarij Curias Prserog. London, fol. 14. b. . . . 

June 18 (Tu.). Ib. f. 49. b. (E Registro Logge.) 

15 Sept. i486. I Richard Harecourt of Wigtham com. Berks knight be- 
queth my Body to be buryed in y e Church of our Lady in y e Abbay of Abing- 

10 don. Item I bequeth to the Abbay of Abbendon all my Lands & tenements 
in Tylgarsley & Fyrth to fynd a Preist to pray for y e Soule of Edyth my late 
Wief, & Dame Kateryne my now wief. Item I bequeth to y e Reparation of 
the Churche of Wyghtham xx lib . William Harecourt the Testator's sonne. 
The Testator bequeth[s] to Dame Kateryne his wief y e Wardship & Keeping 
of y e Lord Say durying his Nonage. Item I give to Margarete Daughter of 
Edward Harecourt c. Mark to her Marriage & to Symond Harcourt & Richard 
Harcourt his Broder cccc. M. The Testator had y e Manors of Wight- 
ham Sowtrewerth in Com. Berks, the Manors of Corffe Hubert & Corffe 
Moleyns in Com. Dorsett & Landes & Manors in Godstone, Lagham & 

20 Walkhamstede in Com. Surrey w ch Dame Katerine his Wief hath for Lief, 
remainder to W m . Harecourt the Testator's son & He*. &c. rem 1 ', to Richard 
Son of Xtopher Harecourt &c. rem 1 ', to Symond Brother to y e s d Richard. 
Item I will y* Myles Harecourt be in the Keeping of Richard Lewkenor Esq 1 ' 6 . 
& that the said Richard take y e Profitts of my Manor of Chalgrave, called 
Senders maner in y 8 County of Oxon. & Lampham juxta Pemsey in Com. 
Sussex for Exhibition of y G s d Myles durying his Noneage. rem 1 ', to y e Heyres 
of Xtopher Harecourt. rem 1 ', to Will m Harecourt y e Testator's sonne. An 
Estate to be made of Lands in Lye juxta Astall in com. Oxon. to Jane wief 
of John Hodelston Esquyer sumtyme wief to Xtopher Harecourt for her 

30 Lief, rem 1 ', to Richard son of y e said Jane, rem 1 ', to Symond Broder of y e s d 
Richard, rem 1 ', to my son William. Probatum 25 Octob. a°. supradicto. 
E Registro Mylles. Ib. f. 53. b. 7 Julij 1488. 

I dame Harecourt widow late wief of Sir Richard Harecourt Knyght be- 
queth my Body to be buryed in y e Abbaye of Rewly in Oxford. Ttem I make 
Thomas Croft Esq 1 ', one of my Executors to dispose of my Goods for my 
soule & of Syr Myles Stapylton my Husband & of our parents soules & D r . 
Fitzjames & Robard Restwold Esq 1 '. Supervisors. Item in Codicillo the 
Testator Names John Hudleston Esq r . & Jane his wief executors, probatum 
23 Jan. 1488. 

4° E Registro Vox. Ib. p. 61. b. 12 Martij. 

1493. I Edward Mounteford Knyght bequeath my Body to be buryed in 
our Lady Chappeli in y e Church of Henley upon Thames in Com. Oxon & to 
have a metely Tombe made there, w th this Inscription. Here lyeth Sir Ed- 
mund Mountford Knight sometymes Councellor & Kerver with y e most 
Blessed Kyng Henry the sixt, and aftir Chamberlayn unto y e High & Mighty 
Prince Jasper Duke of Bedford Brother to y e said Prince the said Kyng. 
Item I will that my Maner of Rammyngham remayne unto John Preston & 
his Heyres &c. rem r . to Sir William Norreys & his Heyres. probatum 24 Maij 

5° June 19 (Wed.). Ib. f. 63. b.— 11 April 9 H. 7. 
Ib. f. 73. b. — 8 Jun. 1498. 

I Dame Katerine Reed widow bequethe my Body to be buryed in the Holy 
church. Item I give to the Church of Hampton Poyle in Com. Oxon vi s . 
vni d . &c. probat. 18 Sept. 1498. 

June 17-20.] 

VOLUME X s PAGES 227-243. 


lb. f. 74. a. — 4 Octob. 1498. 

I William Stavely Esquire bequeth my Body to be buryed in the Chancell 
of y e parish church of Burcester. Item I bequeth to y e Monastery of Bur- 
cester xxvi s . vui d . Item I will y* my Maner of Broghton in Com. Bucks 
w cil I purchased of Geor. Tresham & my Maner of Briggenhall w ch I pur- 
chased of John Stokys Esq 1 ', in Com. Oxon remayne to Alice my Wief for her 
Lief, rem. to Georg Stavely my Son & his Heirs, rem 1 ', to y e University Col- 
ledg in Oxenford &c. William Stavely & Isabell Stavely the Testators. Da. 
probat. 1 No. 1498. — 

Memorandum That about 3 years since at least D r . Bentley borrow'd 10 
a MS* Horace of Queen's college in this University. D r . Hudson pro- 
cur'd it for him ; & y e Society lent it, thinking that D r . Bentley, who had 
us'd M r . Boyle so scurvily about y e MS* Phalaris, would not fail to return 
it in a short time : but he has not done it as yet ; w cn has occasion'd D r . 
Hudson to mention it in a Letter to him, wherein he likewise reminds him 
of his Edition of y* Author w cn the world is in Expectation of, as they ape 
also of his Brother Critick D r . Mill's Testam* — Memorandum also y fc 
when M r . Penton resign'd his Principality of Edm. Hall he bought twelve 
Knives and forks, the Handles silver, w ch are now in the Principal's Lodg- 
ings with a silver [sic] and a Cover to it, all w cn it seems he left for y 6 use of 20 
y e Principals successively. — In y e Principal's Lodgings is also a large 
Plate given by Dr. Butler, D r . Woodard & D r . Kennett when they took 
the Degree of D r . of Divinity. Also another neat Plate, of considerable 
Value given by M r . John Bennett Gentleman Commoner of y e Hall when 
he left us. W cn M r . Bennett is now of y e Middle Temple, & is & w r as 
always noted for an ingenious, good Natur'd Gentleman ; but if you ask 
D r . Mill about him he will give you the Reverse of this character. — 

Dodesworth vol. 22. (E Registro Blamyr.) Fol. 83. a. — 21 Jul. 1500. 
16 H. 7. 

I Margret Twynyhoo of Redyng com. Berks wydow bequeth my body to 30 
be buryed in y e Grey Fryers in Reding in the Chapell of St. Francis as nigh 
the Tombe I have made ore my Fader & Moder as may be. Item I give to 
y e church of More Kirchill wher my Husband Twynyhoo lyeth xiij s iiij d . 
Item to the Church of Bedyngton to pray for my Husband Carewe, Nicolas 
my son, & me xx s . The Testator had a 3 d Husband called Carant. Item I 
do give to my son Carant my best Bordcloth marked with A. & C. Item to 
Anne Tropynell my Daughter my Coler of Gold Sec. Item to my Sanche [sic] 
Ewerby my Daughter my best owche &c. Item to Elizabeth Twynyhoo my 
Daughter my Vurre of Gold, & after her Decesse to Margaret her Daughter. 
Item to my Suster Cowdrey my Hert of Gold & after her Decesse to my 40 
Nece her Daughter. Item to my suster Newburghe my Blake beds of jett 
with gaidyes of Gold & after to my Nece Agnes her Daughter. Item to Ed- 
ward Twynyhoo my chayne of Gold. Item to my suster Margaret my Coller 
of Gold sett w th stonyes & pearle. Item to Cecill somtyme wief of my son 
W m . Twynyhoo a gret flat Bolle of Sylver w th a couer w ch was her Faders 
for her Lief to remayne to the Daughter of William Adams late her Husband. 
Item to M 1 *. Wode chief Judge of y e Common Place my overseer my best 
standyng Cupp. probat. 4 Martij 1501. 

June 20 (Th.). King of Prussia's Letter to y e Queen about y e Uni- 
versity's Celebration of y e Secular of Francfurt. 5° 
Fridericus, Dei gratia Rex Borussorum &c. Serenissimae ac Potentissimae 

June 20. R Smith to H. < I am told a 2 d part of Tindal's Book is 
coming out ; if that cursed Argument is encourag'd some of y e Clergy may 


[1706 : 

Principi, Dominae ANNiE, Eadem gratia Magnse Britanniae, Franciae& Hiberniae 
Reginae Fidei Defensori &c. &c. &c. Sorori, Consanguineae & Amicae nostras 
Charissimae salutem. 

Serenissima ac Potentissima Princeps, Soror, Gonsanguinea & Arnica Cha- 

Splendorem secularium Sacrorum, ab Academia nostra Francofurtensi 
secunda vice haud ita pridem celebratorum, nihil magis illustrat, quam illus- 
trissimas atque celeberrimas Angliae Academias, tanto terrarum intervallo 
orbeque ipso divisas, ejus pietatis atque gaudij partem sibi vindicare voluisse. 

10 Quarum quidem Cantabrigiensis cum Viros, Virtutibus eruditione atque omni 
cultu ornatissimos, miserit votis suis instructos ; altera vero Oxoniensis illius 
Diei memoriam solenni celebratione atque pompa dignam judicaverit : deben- 
tur utrique haud vulgares laudes atque gratiae pro publica ilia effusissimae 
voluntatis, studij & amicitiae testificatione, proque felici ilia animorum in 
studiorum omnis generis incrementum ac in communia commoda conspiratione. 
Agnoscit quoque Francofurtensis Academia grato animo beneficium & orna- 
mentum in se collatum, neque eorum unquam obliviscetur, imprimis cum de 
commodis atque splendore Academiarum Angliae agetur. Nos vero quae ab his 
ad concelebrandum diei illius natality secularis memoriam facta atque gesta 

20 sunt, honoresque Oxonij in nostros non praesentes solum, sed & absentes 
insolito exemplo, summo tamen studio collatos, nobis esse omnia quam gratis- 
sima, Majestati Vestrae persuasissimum esse cupimus. Cui imprimis gratias 
maximas studiose agimus, quod pro suo erga literas favore, proque sua erga 
nos amicitia & benevolentia benigne permiserit atque annuerit, ut haec publica 
mutuae Academiarum conjunctionis ac amicitiae monumenta ad Posteritatis 
memoriam existerent. Deus O. M. celeberrimas Academias semper florentis- 
simas esse velit, a quo Majestati Vestrae prospera quaevis optamus, eandemque 
de sincera nostra voluntate atque studio certissimam esse jubemus. Dabantur 
in Arce nostra Charlottenburg die 31 Maij 1706. 

30 Majestatis Vestrae Bonus Frater Consanguineus 

Fridericus R. 

Serenissimae ac Potentissimae Principi Dominae Ann^e, Dei gratia Magnae 
Britanniae, Franciae & Hiberniae Reginae, Fidei Defensori &c. &c, &c. Sorori, 
Consanguineae & Amicae nostrae charissimae. 

Ad Reginam Angliae. Comes a Wartenberg. 

— The IA Howard of Effingham is made one of y e Gentlemen of y e 
Bedchamber to Prince George of Denmark in room of my IA Stawell, 
who is turn'd out, because he is an honest Gentleman. M r . Bingham of 
University College married to a Daughter of one M r . Pocock 1 a School- 
40 master. — M r . Mews one of y e Prebendaries of Winton is deceas'd & is 
to be succeeded by one Woodard of S*. John's College. — D r . Tho. 
Brown formerly of Corpus X ti Coll. now of Bp s . Waltham is y e most 
scurvily us'd by his People yt ever was heard of. They set up his Effigies 
in Straw, w tJl a Pot in one Hand & a glass in y e other to ridicule him. 
— Baluzius in pag. 621 of his Appendix to Regino de Disciplinis Eccl. 

expect to be De Witted . . . Sir Phil. Sydenham is inform'd y* y e Goverment 
has taken notice of y e propos'd design for translating Mr. Bale's Critical 
Dictionary, and will interdict its proceeding notwithstanding y e Undertakers has 
been as they say at above 1400 1 cost already. You know I suppose its charac- 
ter for which it wasdamm'd in Fr. viz. that there is never a lascivious verse in 
all y e Poets nor never a sceptical Notion in y e Fathers or Philosophers but he 
has faithfully raked together.' 

1 Pocock above mention'd is somew* related to my old Friend Milles of Xt. church. 

Quaere in w* respect ? 

June 20-23.] VOL. X, PAGES 243-270. 265 

has published a prayer in Latin out of an old MS*. Missal in the Colber- 
line Library w cl1 is exactly the same w tn that in our Common Prayer 
Books at y e End of y e Litany, w cl1 beginns O God Mercifull Father 
y* despisest not y e sighing of a contrite heart &c. — Amongst Bp. Barlow's 
Books in Bibl. Bodl. is one (8°. C. 593) printed at Lond. 1574, containing 
y e Liturgy of y e Ch. of Eng. in Latin. w c k belong'd once to J. Johnson as 
appears at y e Beginning who has added in y e Margin & elsewhere several 
MS*. Notes. — See whether D r . Smith has taken notice of y e Testimony 
of Camden by M r . Johnston in y e Preface to his History of Scotland. — 
In y e Publick Library at Basil are the Quatuor Evangelica Graece ab annis 10 
circiter mille exarata. See pag. 15 of Analecta Tom. 4 by Mabillon. . . . 

June 21 (Fri.). Baron Spanheim's Letter to D r . De Laune on Acc* of 
v e Performance in y e Theatre in Memory of y e Foundation of y e Univer- 
sity of Francfurt upon Oder. [254-261.] 

June 22 (Sat.). Quaere where Obrechtus's Books are now ? He had 
added on y e Margin of a great many of y m Learned Observations. Vide 
Mabillon's Iter Germanicum. Vol. 4, Analect. p. 89. — Dodesworth, Vol. 
22. f. 88. a. (E Registro Blamyr). [261-265.] . . . 

June 23 (Sun.). M r . Trapp of Wadham writt iEdes Badmintonianae 
. . 1701. — Also he writt A Prologue to y e University of Oxon. Spoke 20 
by Mr. Betterton at y e Oxon Act in 1703. — M r . Tho. Yalden of Magd. 
writ among other things An Essay on y e Character of Sir Willoughby 
Aston, late of Aston in Cheshire, a Poem. London, 1704. — M r . Ro. 
Whitehall Fellow of Merton, Author of Urania or a Description of the 
Painting of y e Top of y e Theatre at Oxon. & A Poem. London, 1669, 
fol. (2) The English Rechabite, or, a Defyance to Bacchus & all his 
Works. — a Poem. Lond. — fol. — . . . M r . Glanvill of Lincoln's Inn 
formerly of Trinity Coll. where he took his A.M.'s Degree & from w cl1 
he was expell'd is Author of A Poem dedicated to y e Memory & lament- 
ing Death of her late Sacred Majesty of y e small Pox. Lond. 1695. fol. 30 
(I have seen a Copy of this with MS*. Notes in y e Margin by way of 
Explication by y e Author himself.) Also he writ a Panegyrick to y e King 
Will m 3 d — this also I have seen, with some short explanatory Notes in y e 
Margin MS*. Twas pr. at Lond. in 1697. fol. — Articles cone. y e Sur- 
render of Oxford 24 Jun. 1646. I have seen a Copy of this w c k appears 
to have belong'd to John Barker Cornet to y e Q r M r General Capt. 
Clement Martyn in y e King's Hor6e Guard. — The Vice-Chancellor 
(D r . De Laune) has desir'd M r . Trapp of Wadham-College & some other 
Ingenious Gentlemen of this University to write Encomiastical Verses 
upon the New Edition in folio of Baron Spanheim's Book de Nummis. 40 
— Some Places belonging to University College . . . Donors of Scholar- 
ships to University Coll. 

June 22. H. to Dr. T. Smith. Grabe & his orders. Sorry that Wallis 
did not give a satisfactory answer about the Cufic characters. Particulars from 
Dodwell of the discourses by the Monk of Evesham. Accepts Selden de Diis 
Syris (Leyden ed.). Will do his best as Smith's literary executor. Recommends 
as transcriber Williams, translator of an Armoric Grammar, printed by Llhuyd, 
assistant to Llhuyd (fee i2 d per sheet). Asks for particulars of the Abbey of 
Culnham (Berks). Possesses the History of Annibal and Scipio, gathered &c. 
by Anthony Cope (London, 1590, 8°) ; not in Wood. 



[1706 : 


June 24, 1706 (Mon.) D r . Smalridge's Encomium upon M r . Grabe, 
when he presented him to y e Degree of D r . of Divinity, D r . Jane y e 
Professor being then ill [1-12]. 1 . . . 

A Letter sent to M r . Dodwell by Mr. Rich. Lloyd. The Author 
unknowne [12-26]. . . . 

The above said Letter I took from a very bad and faulty copy. 
Remember to ask Mr. Dodwell for his. 

June 25 (Tu.). Last night M r . Edm. Perkes, A. M., & Fellow of 
Corpus Xti Coll. was taken at about 1 1 clock w th a fit of an Apoplexy, 
of w ch he died at ab* 6 This Morning. This Gentleman, whom I have 
several times mention'd before, I am informed now at y e Print-House 
had a very considerable Hand in y e Book printing at y e Theatre against 
M r . Dodwell, and did design in a short time to have done another Book 
in ab* 25 sheets of Paper. But w* I cannot yet tell. His untimely 
Death happen'd to y e great Reluctance of all good and learned Men, he 
being a person noted in his College and the university for his Probity, 
Honesty, usefull Learning, and Willingness to assist and encourage all 
Bookish Men. . . . 

June 26 (Wed.). On Thursday last Ralph L<* Grey Baron of Warke 
died of an Apoplexy. 'Tis said he took something for y e Gout w ch 
struck it. into y e Head and Stomack, w c]l immediately caus'd his sudden 
end : whereby the Honour is Extinct. — Some years since Dr. Wood, 
then only Mr. Wood of New College, took a sly way of ruining the 
Reputation of D r . Musgrave the Physitian, by writing Letters w fch out 
any Name into y e Country where y e Doctor was ; w ci being prov'd upon 
him, he had like to have been expell'd y e College ; but he being young, 
Dr. Beeston y e Warden (whom he had also aspers'd) & y e society was 
so favourable as to impose no other punishment y n begging Pardon, w ch 
accordingly he did. This was not y e only ill thing he did there, as 
some of y e College have assur'd me. His refusing and neglecting to be 
resident at his Parsonage, tho' he solemnly promis'd it when 'twas given 
him, his aspersing y e Clergy in a gross Manner before he had any 
thoughts of taking H. Orders, his malicious carrying on an Action against 
M r . Ayliffe (chiefly because he would not appear for him when he stood 
for Warden upon y e Death of D r . Traffics) and y e like are so notorious 
to y e world, y* they cannot be past over in silence. — The Continuer of 
Athense Oxon must not forget to inform his Curious Reader yt D r . 
Thomas Wood writt a Book call'd Anglice Notitia, being an Epitome 
in Latin of Chamberlain's Present State of England; w cl1 said Noiitia 
when in the Press at Lichfields, D r . Wallis happen'd to see, and perusing 
some Passages in it, his Censure of it then was y* there were so gross 
Anglicisms in it that the Author ought to be whipp'd severely for it. 
This book, however, being dedicated to Dr. Luffe and Dr. Bernard, 'tis 
remarkable y* y e latter receiv'd it upon his knees, being transported at 
y e Honour done him. 

1 [Footnote on p. 2. M r . Grabe is superstitious, & 'tis thought desir'd this day; 
it being certain y* y e university had pitch'd once upon another.] 

June 24-30.] 


Out of a Letter of one Mr. John Mould to D r . Hudson, Dated 
7 th Sept. 1703. 

Since I left Oxon I hapned into y e Conversation of one M r . Holliday y 9 
son of one Barten Holliday a person once famous in y e University of Oxon 
and elsewhere. He was Chaplain to an English Ambassador in Spaine, & had 
been before acquainted w th Gondomor y e Spanish Ambassador, whom he 
found in Spaine under some Disgrace. Gondomer had a mighty Kindness for 
him, & as a present gave him a Book, wherein y e whole Conspiracy of y e 
Powder Plot was set forth in Spanish, & before M r . Barten Holliday left 
Spaine, y e Booke was suppressed, but M r . Holliday brought his Book into 10 
England, and kept it 'till y e Restauration of K. Ch. 2 d . and soone after died. 
One M r . Dowey a Clergyman of Fordeane in Gloucestershire & had married 
M r . Holliday's Daughter had his Library and about y e year 166 1 or 1662 pre- 
sented this Book to your Publick Library. Now Sir if there be any such 
book in y e Library, I know some Gentlemen would be at y e Charge of Tran- 
scribing it & Translating of it into English. If this Book be to be found, please 
to communicate your thoughts to me on this occasion &c. 

June 27 (Th.). The Letter of y e university of Francfurt upon Oder 
to y e University of Oxon inviting them to partake in celebrating their 
secular. [33-38.] ... 20' 

June 29 (Sat.). Out of Dodsworth, Vol. 22, f. 89. b. (Registrum 

Ultimo Dec. 1503. — Ego Thomas Bothe give all my Lands in Fawle, Uff- 
yngton, Kyngston, and Bagmor in y e County of Berks to Margery my wief for 
Lief, rem 1 ' to Thomas Bothe my son & rem 1 * to John Bothe my son, &c. 
rem 1 ' to John Bothe my Broder &c. rem r to William Bothe my Broder &c. 
rem 1 ' to Helen & Margaret my systers &c. probat. 18 Feb. anno supra dicto. 
— Ib. f. 90 a. — 18 Apr. 1504. Ego Willielmus Dan vers miles unus Justi- 
ciariorum Regis de communi Banco lego corpus meum sepeliendum in Eccle- 
sia parochiali de Thacham &c. He was possess'd of Lands in y e said Parish 30 
of Thacham in Com. Berks. — In fol. 91b. There is an extract out of a 
Will, 24 Feb. 19 H. 7. of John Blake Esquyerbequethinghis Body to be buryed 
in y e Ch. of Nether Wallop nighe the Sepulture of Margery his late wief. — Item 
y* John Dantsey should have y e Moyety of all his Lands in y e Countyes of 
Southampton & Wyltes. Except certayne Lands in Compton and Calne, for his 
Lief, rem 1 ' to Richard Dawnstey sonne of y e said John & Alice late his wief 
and Daugh. to y e said John Blake & to Heires of Richards Body &c. rem 1 ' to 
Jane Wrogtone Daugh. of y e said John Blake &c. remaynder to the right 
Heires of Robert Blake Brother to y e Testator &c. — Memorandum that in 
fol. 95 is mention of y e Priory of Borscough in y e County of Lancaster. — 40 
Ib. f. 129. — 23 Jan. 1512. I Richard Harcourt dwelling at Abingdon bequeth 
my Body to be buryed in y e Abbey of Rewley &c. — 

H. Stephens in Epistola ad quosdam Amicos, p. 41 . . complaining of 
y e Llard Fortune y e Classicks (especially the chief) had suffer'd from y e 
conjectures of ignorant persons, says Livy had underwent y e same hard 
fate too some years before.— Ecce enim Titum Livium ante aliquot 
annos multa hujusmodi castigationum vulnera (proh facinus) passum. — 

June 30 (Sun.). Mr. Waldron of All Souls Coll. to Dr. 
Crosthwait of Queen's. 

S r , That Spight of Fellowship & Pupills 50 

Since at ye Tavern I can't meet ye You'll weigh your Conscience out in 

In Paper Embassie I greet ye, • scruples 

T' advise you not to be so wary For as Your Queen's Men must believe 

Touching King Wm. & Queen Mary, Two Negs. make an Affirmative. 



[1706 : 

Why in y e Name of y e Predicaments 
And all y e Analytick Sense 
Won't you allow poor Affirmations 
In their turns too to make Negations. 
This postulatum any Pate 
Will grant that's not prejudicate. 
Nay y e Argument I assure y e 
Appears to some a fortiori. 
Hoc dato & concesso thus I 
io In Baralypton blunderbush ye : 
He y* to two Kings takes an Oath 
Is by y e last absolv'd from both. 
For each Oath being an Affirmation 
Both, as it's own'd make a Negation. 
Thus scientifically you see 
The more ye're bound y e more ye' re free. 
As Jugglers when they knit one more 
Undoe y e Knot they made before. 

Tis strange your Smiglecian under- 
Standing should make so great a Blunder, 
As roundly to Affirm Subjection, 
Wern't Cousin German to Protection. 
Nay more they're Relatives unless I 
Mistake Tom Hobbs secundum esse. 
I've hopes tho' you have slyly taken 
The Oaths elsewhere to save y r Bacon. 
So spark, by Country . . half undone 
Takes Coach & steals a Cure at London. 


Sending you this in Verse, no doubt 
You'll think my Reason has y e Gout. 
For verse, as you will learn from hence 
The feet Confinement is of sense. 

July 1 (Mon.). This day was sent a Letter to y e university of 
20 Francfurt upon Oder in Answer to theirs to y e University of Oxon. 
Twas first drawn up by y e Orator M r . Wyat; but that being hardly 
Latin, 'twas done anew by another Hand, & so sent. A Copy of the 
Orator's may be seen in one of y e Folio Volumes of my Collections. 
Of the other I have no Copy. — M r . Barnes of Cambridge not pleas'd 
with M r . Piers for putting out two of Euripides's Tragedies ; because he 
thinks he has not done him Justice. 

July 2 (Tu.). Dodesworth, vol. 22, f. 176. a. [E Registro Bodfeld.] 
I Thomas Fettyplace Knt. bequeth my Body to be buryed in y e Abbaye 
Church of Abbingdon if it fortune me to dye at Besylles Lygh. A Prest shall 
30 sey Masse at Scala cceli at Oxford. Item I give to y e Church of Lyttle Shif- 
ford xl s . to be bestowed ther after y e Discretion of My Nephew John Fetty- 
place the Elder, on y e Mending of my Grand Mother's Tombe or otherwise. 
Item I give to Elizabeth my wief all her Apparell & Jewells. Also to Katerin 
my Da. my silver Basin with y e Ewer &c. & 400 lib . Item I give to my 
Nephew John Fettyplace th' Elder of Bessylsleigh my Gowne of Right Rus- 
sett Velvet furred with Martyn &c. & 100 Marks to help to y e Marriage of 
his Daughters. Item to my Nephew James Yate x lib . &c. Item I will y* 
Elizabeth my wief have y e Manor of Shrevinham Lamcote Burton Ocolt & 
Bray & y e Manor of Stamford in y e Vale of White-Horse in y e County of 
40 Berks &c. probat. i° Martij 1524. — 16 f. 176 a. — 2 Jun. 12 H. 8. I John 
Heron Tresurer of y e Chamber to H. 8 do bequeth my Body to be buryed 
wher it shall please God. Item I will y* my Lady Dynham be payd 300 Marks 
for y e Reversion of y e Manor of Great Rycote & little Rycotte in Bucks & 
Oxfordshires, wherof cxx Ub to be receyved of Sir Thomas Dynhams Lands in 
Devon & Somersetshires. Margaret y e test, wief, Ursula Margaret y e Test. 
Da. Gyles Heron y e test, son Edmond Xpofer, Henry & John Heron the test, 
sons, probat. 9 May 1525. 

D r . Mill tells me y* y e Duke of Lauderdale was in his younger Days 
one of the best Scholars of any Gentlemen in these Parts, & y* D r . 
50 Hicks learn'd Hebrew just before he went to be his Chaplain on purpose 
y* he might be able to discourse with his L d ship in Rabbinical Learning. 
That he was a Curious Collector of Books, and when in London would 
very often go to y e Booksellers shops and pick up w* curious Books he 
could meet with ; but yt in his Elder years he lost most of his Learning 
purely by minding too much Politicks. 

June 30-July 5.] VOLUME XI, PAGES 42-56. 


July 3 (Wed.). Dodesw. vol. 22. f. 231. b. E Registro Dyngley. — 

4 Dec. 1535. — 27 H. 8. I Fraunces Harecourte Esq 1 ', of Whitham in com. 
Berks give my body to be buryed in y e Chauncell of y e Parish Church of 
Whitham. Item I bequeth to Agnes my wief my Manors of Whitham & 
Sewecourt in y e said County of Berks for her Lief. rem r to Robert Harecourt 
my Son & his Heires &c. rem 1 ' to Margret Harecourt my Daugh. &c. with my 
Manor of La Myll & my Manor of Corffe Molen & Corffe Hubert in y e County 
of Dorsett &c. A Marriage to be had betweene Robert Harcourt son of the 
test. & Jane Palmer Da. of John Palmer. — Elizabeth Anne & Margaret are 
the Testat. Daughters, Robert & Symon are y e Test, sonnes and Under age. 10 
probat. 16 Aug. 1539. — lb. f. 234 b. (E. Registro Alynger.) Ultimo Mar- 
tij 1540. I Edmund Fetyplace of Beselly in y e County of Berks Esq 1 ', bequeth 
my Body to be buryed in y e Parish Church of Marcham in y e said County of 
Berks. Item I give to my 4 Dau. viz*. Eliz. Anne, Jane, & Dorothe each 40 1 . 
Item to my youngest sonnes Edw. Georg, W m , Tho. ech vi 1 . xiij s . iiij d . Item 
I make Margaret Fetyplace my wief Execut. & my L d . Mordaunt my wief's 
Father & S r Ant. Hungerford my Father in Law Overseers, probat. 8 Maij. 
1540. - lb. f. 235 b. — Oct. 5. 1538. I William Hare of Beeston St. Law- 
rence will y* my wief s (Alice Wayte) Lands in Farryngton in Berkshire shall 
be sold & the Money w th 600 Marks of my owne to be payd to ech of my son 20 
Thomas Daughters (if he have any) 400 Marks. — probat. 2 May 1540. - 

Remember to tell Dr. Hudson y* in vol. i. p. 61, of Dionysius Hal. for 
Titus Manlius is to be read M. Manlius from Livy, 1. v. c. 31, as Pighius 
has observed in his Annals, Tom. i. p. 222. — Mr. Caesar last Week 
presented to y e Queen y 6 Address of y e Town of Hertford; but her 
Majesty was pleas'd to refuse it from his Hands. — Last Sunday 
(June 30) M r . Tyler Dean of Hereford was Consecrated Bp. of Landaff 
at Lambeth. — A Report was spread in several Parts in London y* 
Mr. Savage of X* Church being w tb Dean Aldrich, y e Dean should 
take his Glass, and propose a Health of farther success to y e Duke of 30 
Marlborough ; upon w ch reply'd Mr. Savage, Hold Mr. Dean, not so fast; 
y e farther success the Duke has the lower y Church is. This story was 
groundless, M r . Savage being out of town when the words were said 
to be spoken, & y e Dean in a place of some considerable Distance from 
Mr. Savage. 

July 4 (Th.). . . . Mr. Milles now acknowledges himself plainly to be 
Author of y e Book printing at y e Theat. ag* M r . Dodwell, and has given 
in a title w th his name Subjoyn'd, to be put in y e Catalogue of Books 
now in y e Theatre Press. Before M r . Perks's Death he would not own it. 

July 5. Baron Spanheim has sent to y e Publ. Library a Copy of y e 4° 
I st Vol. of his New Edit, of his Book de usu 6f Freest. Num. neatly 
bound in Turkey Leather, with the following Inscription in a spare Leaf 
at y e Beginning, under his own Hand. 

Inclytae toto orbe Academiae Oxoniensis Bibliothecae | hunc renovatum in 
Anglia Dissertationum | de nummis Antiquis foetum, | in grati animi, ob novis- 
sime delatum sibi absenti | ab eadem illustrissima Academia | Doctoris juris 
Civilis titulum | L.M.Q. ofFert | Ezechiel Spanhemius | Londini ill Non. Jul. 
mdccvi. I - 

In Bib. Bod. amongst the Baroccian MS ts . are Scholia upon Oppian 
in Greek (num. 38), w ch M r . Barnes (Jos.) of Cambridge is now using, 50 
with a design to put out y fc Author as he tells me. When Mr. Barnes 
presented his Edw. 3 d (w ch cost him above 600 libs, in all) to King 



[1706 : 

James (to whom he Dedicated it) his Majesty was pleas'd to talk very 
freely and kindly to him, & there is no doubt had given him pre- 
ferment if the Troubles had not follow'd immediately, or if my L d 
Sunderland had acted fairly. 

July 7 (Sun.). In Salmasius's Epistles p. 276. is a large Disquisition 
ah* Livy's and others Expression, ante diem tertium kalendas, &c. — 
Mr. Barnes is now looking over y e Collection of Greek Epigramms, MS*, 
in y e Publick Library of Oxon. He tells y e Bp of Norwich lately sent to 
him desiring he would send to him his conjectures upon some of y e 

10 Epigrams of Brodseus's Edition ; w ch accordingly he did, and his L d ship 
has transmitted them to Mons r Le Clerk. — This day being Act Sunday 
in the Afternoon preach'd at St. Marie's before y e university M r . Hen. 
Felton of Queen's Coll. upon these words (Psal. 84), I had rather be 
a door keeper in the House of the Lord than to dwell in y e Tents of 
wickedness. 'Twas a neat, well penn'd Discourse, and the Design of 
it was to set forth y e Nature of Praise and Thanksgiving. Whence he 
took occasion to shew w* little Reason the Fanaticks & others have to 
separate from the Establish'd Church of England. This Mr. Felton was 
first Commoner of S 1 . Edm. Hall, where he tooke his A.M's Degree, & 

20 afterwards went into Holy Orders, left y e university and became an 
Eminent Preacher in and ab* London. He was always Noted for a 
very ingenious, sociable and honest Man ; but D r . Mill being always 
very rough towards him (w ch he discovered the more because M r . Felton's 
Father, a very severe Person, gave him particular liberty to shew 
Authority over him, as also did M r . Goodwin (commonly call'd D r . 
Goodwin), something related to him, and who had an Eye over M r . 
Felton while of the Hall), I say D r . Mill being not very kind to him, 
when he came now to Oxon Mr. Felton immediately enter'd of Queen's 
College ; and Dr. Mill upon this occasion shew'd his venome so much 

30 y* he would not appear at Church, and will not vouchsafe to give him 
a good Word : a thing much taken Notice of in y e university, and for 
w cl1 he is by no means to be vindicated. But y e Writer of these 
Matters knows too well that he seldom speaks kindly of any who have 
been bred up at his own House, M r . Worth being the only person that 
he mentions altogether with Civility; the reason whereof is, because 
being void of Parts, and having very little learning he was entirely 
addicted to y e Doctor's Humour, and would never thwart him in w* he 
said. Mr. Felton lately put out a six penny Pamphlett against y e 
Presbyterians of Colebrooke, w ch has y e Character of one of y e best 

40 Pamphletts y* have been written. 

July 6. Dr. T. Smith to H. Josephus and Livy. Sends for H. Selden 
de Dis Syris, Almeloveen's Fasti, Boeclerus de Scriptoribus Graecis et Latinis, and 
Lister's Apicius for Bodley ; also a specimen for Williams the amanuensis, with 
instructions. Suggestions concerning Culham (see Camden, Brit, vv. in window 
in S*. Helen's, Abingdon). Too much incense offered to Spanheim's book ; 
Hardouin could criticise it if he would. Sir Ant. Cope's collections out of 
Livy very trivial. What does Alypius Antiochenus (? in Gothofredus' Libanius, 
Geneva, 16 31) say of Byzantium? Some one should collate the Savilian MS. 
of Agathemerus' 'Yuotvtvuxt^s with Tennulius' edition of 1671. 

July 5-9.] 


July 8 (Mon.). Dodesw. vol. 22, f. 252. (E Registro Pynnyng). 

Ultimo Aug. 1543. I Dame Eliz. Englefelde Widdow bequeth my body to 
be byried in y e parish Church of Englefelde in y e Chapell ther by my Husband. 
Item I give to Fraunces Engleby my son, Tho. White my Nephew & John 
Yate all my Manors & Landes, viz. my Manor of Patteshall cum prato yn Ay- 
scotte, Darlescott, Avescote Preston Gayton &c. in Com. Northampton, my 
Maner of Lillebroks alias Lodbroks in Com. Berks w th Lands in Bray, Cook- 
ham & Maydenhed in y e s d County of Berks. John Englefeld y e test, son 
hath lands bought by y e test, lately of Tho. Toonye in Beneham in com. Berks. 
Item I will y* my Executors take y e Profits of my Manors of Brownseoner & 10 
Brincklow in y e County of Warwick untill my son John Englefeld come to y e 
age of 26 years according to y e Intent of Sir Tho. Englefeld my late Husband 
& Father to y e s d John & if y e s d Maners be redemed by a Tender of a sum 
of Money late made to y e s d Dame Eliz. by Edw. Browghton son and Heire 
of W m . Browghton then my Mind is that y e s d Money be bestow'd in Land 
for y e use of my s d son John & y e Heirs of His Body, Sir Georg Throkmorton 
KX y e Testat. Brother offered y e Testat. Lands to sell &c. Item I give to 
my Daugh. Susan Englefeld to her Marriage the Profit of my Ward Edward 
Ferrys w ch I would have sold to y* purpose, & 40o lib . besides of her Father Sir 
Thomas Englefeld's Gyft &c. rem 1 ' to my Husband's suster's children & my 20 
syster's children. Item I will y* my s d Daugh. Susan be brought up w ttl M rs . 
Moumpesson Wief to Edmond Moumpesson Esq r . Item I will y* my Niece 
Elianor Burdett be brought up w th M rs . Denton late wief to M r . Edmund 
Fetyplace Esq 1 '. Item I y e s d Dame Eliz. give unto my son in Law Edw. 
Saunders to y e use & behofe of my Cozen Eliz. Caune his Wive's Daughter 
20 lib. Item I give to my Cozen Mary Sanders towards her Marriage xx lib. 
probat. 10 Feb. 1543. 

July 9 (Tu.). M r . Cherry of Shottesbrook tells me y* he met lately 
with a Pamphlett printed ab* y e year 1641, cone. Church Discipline &c. 
written by way of Dialogue. The Author (a Fanatick as appears 30 
throughout) he would fain know. I suppose it to have been Hen. 
Burton, & y* 'tis y e same Book w fch that I have seen among Bp. Barlow's 
Books in y e Publick Library call'd Conformities Deformity, in a Dialogue 
between Conformity and Conscience. Lond. 1646. 4 0 . Burton's Name 
is to it, both in y e Title Page & at y e End of y e Dedication, w c & is to y e 
Rt. Hon^e. y e L d . Major & City of London. — M r . Topping of Xt. 
Church tells me y* he has made some Inquiry ab* y e Abbey of Culham 
or Culhham, when he was at Culham near Abingdon about a Week 
since; but y t he cannot learn anything y t there was an Abbey at yt 
place. I think M r . Leland has mentioned it in his Itinerary. Quaere. 40 
He also tells me yt Salmanezzer, the famous Formosan, when he left 
Xt. Church (where he resided while in Oxon) left behind him a Book 
in MS fc . wherein a distinct Ace* was given of y e Consular & Imperial 
Coyns, by himself. — M r . Cherry has an Apollonius Dyscolus with 
Is. Casaubon's notes in MS t at y e Margin. The Binder has some wt 
prejudiced them, but yet they may be of great use to any one yt shall 
publish him hereafter. Quaere whether it be his Book de Constructione 
seu syntaxi verborum, or his Historiae mirabiles, publish'd by Meursius ? 
— This Day being Act Tuesday, M r . Jos. Barnes of Cambridge was 

July 9. Kent to H. Asks for news, ' especially such as relate to my 
function.' Has read Smalridge's speeches. Is the Jno. Pennyman mentioned 
in advts. in Postman July (June) 27-29, of University College? 



[1706 : 

incorporated B. of Divinity of our university, being presented to y e Vice- 
Chancellor by D r . Hudson, who gave this just Encomium of him, quo 
neminem Grcecia unquam tulit 'EXXrjviKczTepov. — M r . Cherry tells me yt 
two Sermons have been preach'd before y e Queen in opposition to 
Mr. Dodwell's Book ab* y e Soul, & yt y e Author's link'd him and D r . 
Tyndall together. 

July 10 (Wed.). A Monument of L. Plautius in fig. 33 of Lorenzo 
Phil, di Rossi's Sepulchr. Antich. Livy perhaps may be illustrated from 
it. — Tis too late for it. Monum ts of the Pompeys ib. num. 39. — of 
10 T. Livius, ib. f. 40. 

July 11 (Th.). Last night M r . Francis Cherry of Shottesbrook made 
a visit to D r . Mill, who immediately fell very barbarously upon M r . 
Dodwell, using such expressions as are not fit to be named. M r . Cherry, 
a Gentlemen of Eminent Virtues, and singular Learning, and who has 
upon Account of his great Prudence, Affability and wonderfull Humanity 
the good word of all acquainted with him, endur'd all with Patience, 
only when the D r . in his Passion and according to his usual Civility 
call'd M r . Dodwell (whose humility, Piety and uncommon Learning 
nobody knows better than M r . Cherry) the proudest man living he made 

20 this modest Reply, not y e proudest Man living, M r . Principal ; for he 
would not have said so of any Man. The D r . took great notice of y e 
Expression, & I do not question but will repent at one time or other 
for this Incivility offer'd both to M r . Dodwell & M r . Cherry who is so 
intimate a Friend of M r . Dodwell's. But this Rudeness was no more 
than w t was expected, it being well known yt D r . Mill was always of 
this Censorious Temper, & for w ch he stands justly branded in M r . 
Boyle's Book against D r . Bentley. The best Apology I ever heard 
made for him is yt he is craz'd & peevish w cl1 latter expression is fre- 
quently made use of by the Society of Queen's College, & I have heard 

30 it offer'd as a reason why he should not be provost there. I am sorry 
I should have occasion to mention these faylings ; but they are so well 
known, that the world crys out shame upon him for them, & they cannot 
be past by in silence. — Presently after Mr. Barnes was incorporated 
Bach, of Divinity in our university he made y e following Extempore 
verses upon yt occasion [eight Greek hexameters]. . . . 

M r . Barnes's Letter of thanks to y e Vice-Chancellor &c. for y e Honour 
Done him in admitting him B.D. of this University. [72-74]. . . 

July 15 (Mon.). A Poem newly publish'd upon y e Success of y e 
Duke of Marlborough. The Author order'd by y e Queen 500 Guineas. 

40 July 16 (Tu.). Dodesworth vol. 22. f. 254. (E Registro Pynnyng). 
23 May 1543. I James Yate of Bucklands in y e County of Berks Gent, 
bequeth my Body to be buryed in y e Church of Buckland afores d &c. probat. 
16 Jul. 1544. 

July 13. Dodwell to H. Has mislaid letters from Grabe and Stephens. 
Has no notes on Mela, only collations. Sends gossip and thanks for ' literary 
informations.' Sends copy of letter containing Philopatris. Particulars of 
some inscriptions in his possession. Mr. Cherry has Robortellus' transcript of 
the Fasti Capitolini, which is worth collating. 

July 9-18.] 



July 17 (Wed.). M r . Wood made a compleat Index to His History 
& Antiq. but y e Book being in hast to be publish'd Bp. Fell would not 
have it printed to y e great Regret of y e Author. — Mr. Barnes's Verses 
made Extempore upon his Entertainment at Oxon when incorporated 
[2 1 Greek hexameters]. . . 

M r . Barnes's verses to two Ladys when he lay sick at London, Oct. 4. 1705. 
[English : 9 triplets.] . . Other extempore Verses by M r . Barnes. Imita- 
tion & Contradiction of Flatman's Like a Dog with a Bottle [English.] . . Be- 
fore his Almanack. Presented to y e Countess of Sandwich [English.] . . On 
Anastasia Cap*. Charles Eden's Sister [English.] . . On 3 Ladys [English.] 10 
On y e Czar of Muscovy's overthrow by y e King of Sweden [English.] On 
Judith Minikin in Bury Jayle [English, 1692.] . . Auctoris ignoti [English.] 
In Guilielm. Rogerium qui Jacobi II. statuam posuit Coll. Universitat. [Greek 
hexameters.] . . 

July 18 (Th.). Out of another Book of M r . Barnes's. Dr. Cranen 
Physick Professor of Leyden writ a little book thirty years ago, w ch he 
calleth Oeconomia animalis, in w cn he hath as many chapters as D r . 
Benlly has Sermons ; and their Titles are also y e same. — Email. Coll. 
Treasury. Wills p. 87. Box 30. B. D r . Bradish of Piddleton his will, 
wherein he bequeaths 200 lib to purchase a Rent-charge for 3 Greek 20 
Scholarships, after y e Death of his wife. The Scholars to declaim in 
Greek twice per an. & every one of y e Foundation Fellows then present 
to have a pair of Gloves of 2s. 6d. 1638. — M r . Browne's Will, giveing 
y e Nags-Head in Islington, rated at 60/. per an. toward 55 y e Maintenance 
of 6 Scholars, to be taken out of Christ's Hospital, then at y e University, 
3 whereof to be of Eman. Coll. 10/. a peice. — Memorandum Martij 
23. 1 70 J. M r . Welbore, a sensible Gentleman, formerly of Trinity 
Coll., dining with me, and others, at D r . Gower's, declar'd, and brought 
good Authority, y fc a poor person far gone with a Rheumatism, Sfc. was 
cured only by y e frequent use of this Medicine : A Spoonfull of Mustard 30 
in a pint of Ale every Morn, for a Week, or so. 

[Lines on Marriage] Some Libertine, I kno not whether T. Brown 
[Barnes]. — M r . Barnes [a reply]. — Acrostich by M r . Barnes [on Dorothea 
Ashfield]. — Anacreon 57. v. 915. By y e Same. — Od. 20. v. 303. — On S*. Dun- 
stan's Bells in y e East, by y e Same. . . — 1703. The s d verses were afterwards 
hung up in the Belfry. — M r . Michael Bold's Verse 1697. — Mythologia Deorum 
ex vet. MS. [Lat. elegiacs.] — Epigrams [one Latin, three English.] — [Ana- 
creon] Od. 43. v. 690. Od. 30. v. 471. — Epithalm. M r . Clutterbuch, Lady 
Sudbury, 1696. — 

To y e Tune of Since Ccelids my Foe &c. 1672. 4 o 

i- 3- 

Since Ale is my Foe, For Canary we call, 

To y e Dolphin I'll goe, And our thirst ner doth pall : 
Where some Brimmer, Dutch Flaggin 

And Swimmer, Will lagg in 

W th Nectar shall flow. The first bout of all. 

2. 4. 

Wine" 1 ?, Lees will appear 'Tis y e Grape's lively Juice, 

Far above y r Dull Beer, Doth rare humor produce ; 

Ordinary But y e Barly 50 

Canary Is surly, 

Doth Ale Conquer clear. And fit for no Use. 

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While Ale & yfoV- JJfcter 
Do but Dulness create here, 

Ale & Beers fit for swine, 
But no wz7/ drink Wine ; 

Witty Bacchus 

So that Reason, 

Will crack-us, 
At his Fancy's wi' Laughter. 

Each season, 
Upholds y e Rich Vine. 



Then let Fools pay Excise, 
For Damn'd Ale, We'll be wise, 

Nay, a Tapster once fell 
On a Drawer, pell mell : 


And we'll spare it 

But y e Tapster 

For Claret; 1 
That will Dash in our Eyes. 

And y e Drawer was well. 

Got a Rap, Sir, 

This is M r . Barnes's own Hand- Writing. — 

The Muses Hue and Cry. Aug. 30. 1694. . . On Madam Elizabeth Dow- 
sing. . . Two Epigrams. . . Mary Norbournes Anagr. My Arbour runne. 
1703. . . - 

M r . Barnes stood first for Greek Professor of Cambridge in y e year 
1686, when he mist it, meerly by the Falling off of some, who had 
promis'd fairly ; tho' at y e same time they could not but acknowledge 

20 he was far better qualify'd than M r . Michael Payne, who carry'd it, & 
held it nine years. — 

Out of M r . Barnes's Book, under his own Hand- Writing : 
M 1 '. Piers of Eman. Coll. under a Cloak of Simplicity and Friendship has 
prov'd a Snake and a Viper. Not to speak of his manifold Espials, Circum- 
ventions, Treacherys, fyc. Crimine ab uno disce omnia. Him I have encourag'd 
and us'd kindly, ever since his first Admission, being recommended by Letter 
to my favour & acquaintance from my old Master, D 1 '. Goad. When a Fel- 
lowship was void, and he absent, I gave him notice and Encouragement ; & he 
thereupon obtain'd it. When Epictetus was printed, being myself call'd on for 

30 Verses, I put him on some, and caused them to be printed w th my own. When 
Euripides came out, Green y e Bookseller was to gratify him, I pitching on him 
to transcribe in order y e Fragments I had collected. I told him, what notes 
he could produce, should bear his name, as they do. He privately insinuated 
among my Acquaintance his great Merit in y* Matter, so y* our Society ap- 
prov'd them so far, as to prefer them to my Performance. I ask'd [him] before 
them his own Opinion : He impudently own'd his great Deserts in y e Case, 
and then I told the secret, y* of y e Notes under his Name to Euripides, not one 
word was his own ; 'tis all stolne from Tho. Gataker's M. Antoninus. I got 
him, at y e same time, for his Encouragement to prefix a Copy of Gr. Verses 

40 to my Euripides ; toward w ch Work I lent him my own Greek Poetical Lexi- 
con MS. yet for all y* he made such Verses, y* 'till I had corrected them were 
defective in Sense, true Greek, Quantity & Accent. Which I have still by me, 
under his own Hand. 

In his Verses on y e D. of Gloucester, he made Ro. in Robora and Vi. in Viribus 
short, and so they were at first printed ; 'till a B.A. of Queen's found out y e 
Faults, & so y e Sheet was reprinted, he to be at the Charge, tho' not in 
2 years paid, as M r . Croqvnfeild knows and tells me. When I was at London, 
about Paul's school 1697, he borrowed and had all y e while by him for above 
24 Weeks my own Euripides, with Corrections, Various Readings, and other 

50 Additions, Notes &r°c. w ch having compil'd, he has by my own Paines prepar'd 
a more full Life &>c. w ch with some select Playes he is now publishing for 
Smith & Walford, whom by his sly Insinuations he has made his, & stole their 
Regard from me, as he serv'd me with Rich. Green before. 

If all this be just, or civil, or fair, or tolerable, & y* it is equal, or kind for 
my Booksellers, for whom I undertook Homer, to let another publish any Part 

July 18-21.] 

VOLUME XI, PAGES 113-134. 


of my Works, for w ch I am not fully paid yet, Green owing me ten Pounds for 
y e Life of Euripides, and five Pounds for y e two Treatises of Tragedy and 
Theater d^c. without asking me leave, or giveing me Notice, or whether it may 
be for y e Honour of y e university to discern so ill, or to bestow their Favours 
so unequally, as all along to discourage and slight a Man, y* notoriously un- 
derstands Greek, & to cherish and magnify one, y* never yet was able to give 
one true specimen of any tolerable Ability in y* kind, I appeal to y m y* know 
sense & have Skill or Justice, only begging y* for y eir own Credit, they will not 
suffer Euripides to be profan'd by a Person, wholly compos'd of Ill-Nature & 
Ignorance. — 

On Major Phil. Prime?, Sister, 1703. . . . — Not by M r . Barnes. . . . — 
To M r . Barnes upon his expected children. 

Humano generi faustissima quaeque precamur; 
Doctrina tibi sint ingenioque pares. 

1 J. Davies. 

K. Charles II d ' s Riddle. ... — An Acrostich on y e Name Mary 
Norbovrn. Octob. 12. 1703. . . — [Lines on a noble youth]. Extemp. 
1 Novemb. 1703. . . — Upon M r . Fane the Earle of Westmorland's Brother, 
1704. . . — M rs . Anne Pierrepont. . , 

July 21 (Sun.). Out of another Book of M r . Barnes. 

A true Copy of y e Form in w ch M rs . Dickons askt Forgiveness of 
M r . Reynolds before the Chancellor of Ely, and in Presence of several 
Gentlemen, Nov. 15. 1699. 

I do ask forgiveness of M 1 ". Reynolds for any injurious Words I have spoken 
of him : particularly for Spreading and Reporting a Story concerning a Letter 
writ by him to me (as I said) to tempt me to Lewdness. And likewise for 
making a rash & unadvised Affidavit, before a Master in Chancery. — 

Si facili vena versus mini Musa dedisset 

Scribere; scripsissem carmina multa Tibi 
YloAv/jiadeGTaTe vir : sed cum hoc mihi Musa negarit 
Hos quaeso tenues accipe versiculos. 
Hanc amicitiae tessaram airoax^iaadeTaai/ Viro doctissimo & celeberrimo D. 
Barnesio reliquit 

Ludolphus Neocorus 

d. vi. Febr. ifift 

July 20. H. to Dr. T. Smith. Williams is transcribing Dr. Bernard's 
letters. Hudson is resolved upon Josephus. Notes on Culnham, Smalridge, 
Grabe. Death (on the 25 th ult.) of M r . Edm. Perkes, M. A. Fellow of C.C.C. 
aged 31 ; author of a book (Oxford, 4 t0 ) against the Protestant Dissenters with 
Preface by Sacheverell, and of an unpublished work against Barclay the Quaker; 
joint-author with Milles of an answer to Dodwell. Milles' Cyril (the burden 
of collating and the 3 Indexes lay upon H., somewhat with prejudice of his 
health) ; his Remarks upon the Occasional Paper Num. VIII, in vindication of 
Dodwell's principles about the Schism, he is now ashamed of. His action attri- 
buted to self-interest ' M r . Joshua Barnes, y e famous Greek Professor 

of Cambridge, is now in Towne. He has been incorporated Bach, of Div. 
immediately after w ch he made an extempore Copy of Greek Verses upon y* 
occasion. He has look'd over y e MS* Greek Anthologia of Epigramms w cb 
came into y e Publick Library amongst D r . Bernard's MSS ts , with a Design to 
send w* are proper to Mons r Le Clerck to be inserted in y e Work he has 
undertaken. He has printed a specimen of a new Edition of Homer he 
designs, if y ere be Incouragement. He designs also an Edition of Oppian, & 
has examin'd a MS 1 Scholiast amongst y e Baroccian MS* for y* Intent.' 

1 The same Davies who has lately set out a new edition of Caesar's Comm. in 4 t0 . 

T 2 


[1706 : 

E veteris Orbis Descriptione, per Anonymum Graecum Scriptorem a Jac. 
Gothofredo edita, Genevae 1628, p. 28 [134-5.] Continuation of M 1 '. 

Barnes's Verses, — Mary Westroiv . . . Sarah Evance. . . . Oleander's Epi- 
taph. . . . The Canary-Bird's Song. Sept. 18. 1697. ... A Dialogue between 
two young Black-Birds, at S r John Cotton's Baronett, Stratton, Bedfordshire. 
Aug. 13. 1700. ... I call'd Autumn Lovely, M rs . Mary Honywood Cotton ob- 
jected, My Defence. ... On Bitch Toivzer & her Rival Fairmaid. 

July 24 (Wed.). On the 2 2 d Instant was admitted into y e Publick 
Library D r . Hen. Sike (L.L.D.) Professor of y e Hebrew Tongue in 
10 Cambridge. He has publish'd a Book call'd Evangelium Infantice in 
Arabick, to w cn he has added a Latin Translation and Notes. Tis in 8°. 
For w ch he bears a great Character amongst some Men, particularly 
D r . Mill, & D r . Bentley, who know nothing of that language ; tho' I have 
heard one of his Country-Men, who understands Arabick, & is a very 
good Scholar, speak but slightingly of it. He is come to Oxon with 
a Design to consult our MSS ts . in y e Publick Library, in order to publish 
Abui/edas Geography, w cn will be a worthy Work, and will require 
his utmost care & diligence. — 

Out of M r . Barnes's Book [151-153]. • . 
20 Baron Spanheim's Answer to D 1 '. Hudson's Letter writ to him upon Re- 
ceipt of his Book for y e Publick Library. [Dated Londini xvi Julij mdccvi 
(154-6)]. ... 

Out of M r . Barnes's Book. — NovderrjTiKov to young John Cotton y e Learned 
Grandson. ... On S r John Cotton's Hunting, at 80 Years of Age. Aug. 26. 
1700. . . . On y e Greek Professor's Arms of Cambridge. Aug. 28. 1700. . . . 
Ex Anthologia inedita Meleagri [six Greek elegiacs]. Communicated to M 1 '. 
Barnes by Neocorus. . . . These following made by M r . Barnes extempore 
July 21. when he was at my L d Salisbury's Lodgings at X* Church [eight 
Greek hexameters]. . . 

3° De Nomine & Familia Barnes. 

Cambri hodienum Regem vocant Brennin, teste Cambdeno ; sane apud Bri- 
tannos, Gallos, Barner Judicem sonat & Barn Judicare. Accedit Syrum W% 
Fames, Pascere ; unde Pirnus, Pascuum, ut Bochart : Vide Lloydij Lexic. Poetic, 
in v. Parnes. 

Berne, Barne, Barnes, Barns, Barons, but Bernes quite another Name. 
Siwardus Barnes ante tempora Guliel. Conquestoris floruit, cujus Originem 1 
Historiae Danicse, Sucvicse, Gothicseque hanc referunt. Vide etiam Henrici Hun- 
tington Historiar. 1. 6. fol. 366. An. xn. Edvardi Confessoris, item Joannis 
Brompton Chronicon fol. 945. Henric. Knighton, & ex eo GuiL Dugdale, 

4° Baronag. 1 Vol. Denique Time's Storehouse, 1 Vol. 1. 8. c. 40. Hie Sinvard 
dictus est Vir Giganteae molis & Malcolmum R. Scotise in regnum suum reduxit, 
& occiso Macbeth stabilivit, in Traoegdia Mackbeth per errorem dictus est 
Steward pro Siward. Illius f. Osbern Pullax in Scotia occisus Gloverniam 
versus vehebatur, ad sepulturam ; cum Pater Siward, praemissi